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German Tag der Arbeit [Labor Day] pin from 1934

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Washington, United States

Pin issued in Germany in 1934 to commemorate Labor Day, May 1. The holiday was established in 1933 by the Nazi Government.

Details

  • Title: German Tag der Arbeit [Labor Day] pin from 1934
  • Provenance: The German Labor Day pin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by the University of Mary Washington Galleries.
  • Subject Keywords: Germany--Social life and customs--20th century. Nazi propaganda--Germany. Germany--Politics and government--1933-1945.
  • Type: Jewelry
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Circular, bronze colored, metal pin. Top center has embossed head of a man in full face. The lower section of pin has embossed design of a sledge hammer, an eagle holding in its claws a wreath with a swastika in its center, and a sickle. German text is embossed around border at upper left and right, with numbers at bottom. Back has pin clasp attached with solder.

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