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Kronenkreuz (crowned cross) oval shaped stickpin of the Inner Mission charity

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Pin issued by the Central-Ausschuss fur Innere Mission [Central Committee for Inner Mission] of the Protestant Church in Germany to people who donated to their charity organization, the Inner Mission. The Nazi regime, which governed Germany from 1933-1945, limited the church's fundraising activities to an annual Volkstag der Innere Mission [National Day of Inner Mission]. The mission would collect money on the street and go door to door seeking donations on this day. The pin shows the Kronenkreuz (crowned cross), the official sign of the Inner Mission.

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  • Title: Kronenkreuz (crowned cross) oval shaped stickpin of the Inner Mission charity
  • Location: Germany--Social life and customs--20th century.
  • Provenance: The pin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006 by Archiv des Diakonischen Werkes der Evangelischen Kirche Deutschlands, Berlin.
  • Subject Keywords: Church and state--Germany--History--1933-1945. Church charities--Germany. Inner missions--Germany--History--20th century. National socialism and religion. Protestant churches--Germany--History--20th century.
  • Type: Jewelry
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Silver-colored metal pin with a cut-out design of the Kronenkreuz [crowned cross] set inside a metal outline of an oval with pointed ends. A straight pin is attached to the back.

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