BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL 1934 HONOR AWARD DOCUMENT FROM THE

WINTERHILFSWERK (WHW OR WINTER AID)

FOR A FEMALE VOLUNTEER OF THE 1934/35 NAZI WINTER AID PROGRAM

item # W-100

Offered for sale is a

BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL 1934 HONOR AWARD DOCUMENT FROM THE

WINTERHILFSWERK (WHW OR WINTER AID)

FOR A FEMALE VOLUNTEER OF THE 1934/35 NAZI WINTER AID PROGRAM

On September 13, 1933 Adolf Hitler and Dr. Joseph Goebbels officially started the first Winterhilfswerk des deutschen Volkes (Winter Aid Program Of The German People). The goal was to collect as much money as possible to support the many Germans who still lived in hunger and poverty in the first year of National Socialist Germany. 358 million Reichsmark were collected in the first year and each year the amount of money that the German people gave was increased until it reached 680(!) million Reichsmark in the winter 1939/40. Some (or many?) said that the WHW indirectly helped to finance the war because the social welfare from the state could be cut back and the freed money could be used to rearm the country. Everyone who made a donation received a small gift in return as a token of appreciation. The WHW came up with a variety of small series of miniature books i.e. on Adolf Hitler, small plastic figurines of battle ships, fighter planes, etc.

Offered here is an original 240x370mm or 9-1/2 x 14-5/8 inch 'Ehrenurkunde' or Honor Award document to a Rosel Krah who volunteered during the 1934/35 Winter Aid campaign. The artful illustration shows a Nazi Party official sitting behind a desk and documenting the donations that are in the WHW collecting cans a volunteer is dropping off. In the background is a supply point for bread for those in need as an example for what the donations are used for. Except a small tear at the bottom that will not show once this beautiful document has been framed very good condition and a great display piece.

THIS BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL 1934 HONOR AWARD DOCUMENT FROM THE

WINTERHILFSWERK (WHW OR WINTER AID)

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