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Post by Dora » 02 Jan 2006 15:09

Pioneer44,
I found some interesting information on the WHW in Michael Burleigh's "The Third Reich, A New History" (Hill and Wang, New York, 2000, ISBN 0-8090-9325-1).
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thanks

Post by pionier44 » 04 Jan 2006 06:51

thanks for the info, happy new year, Josef.

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Post by spirit.of.sacrifice » 04 Jan 2006 12:46

Fraulein Valkyrie wrote:My WHW collection isn't on display at my local library right now, and this is one of my favourite pieces from it.

This is perhaps the most beautiful example of WHW propaganda I've ever seen. Notice the subdued NSV (NS Volksvohlfart, the NS Social Welfare) insignium and letters above the food-bearing women, the almost unnoticed WHW letters and WHW eagle above the heads of the SA(?) men with the collection cans in their hands. I'm not sure whether it shows on the scan, but the WHW eagle appears, as faint as a watermark, behind the text of the centre of the document.

The colour, the subdued symbolism, the overall design and detail of the whole piece make it one of my favourite Third Reich documents.

~FV
I'd be happily interested in a re-post, gnädiger Fräulein. :)

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Post by Vikki » 05 Jan 2006 05:46

spirit.of.sacrifice wrote:I'd be happily interested in a re-post, gnädiger Fräulein. :)


I see what you mean, but don't know the cause of it. The image wouldn't appear on my computer at work, which has a much more recent operating system than my private computer---but there's no problem viewing the attachment on my private computer, or on a friend's computer which also has an older operating system.

~FV

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Post by spirit.of.sacrifice » 05 Jan 2006 11:57

hmm.. I am unable to see it on my computer using different browsers...
perhaps you'd be kind enough to send it to me through private message? :)

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Post by Geli » 05 Jan 2006 23:54

Fraulein Valkyrie wrote:My WHW collection isn't on display at my local library right now, and this is one of my favourite pieces from it.


That's wonderful. :)

Could you post photos of more items from your personal collection? I would love to see the donation cans you mentioned in that other thread, or anything else from your collection. I bet you have some fabulous stuff! :)

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Post by andrew1812 » 21 Feb 2006 14:08

That's awesome. Where did you get this picture Valkyrie? from ebay, i assume?

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Post by Geli » 22 Feb 2006 03:38

A photo of girls collecting for WHW...
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Post by Vikki » 22 Feb 2006 04:16

andrew1812 wrote:That's awesome. Where did you get this picture Valkyrie? from ebay, i assume?


No, from the "Fraulein Valkyrie" Collection. :) Just like the other WHW items I posted here:
viewtopic.php?t=47063

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Post by Vikki » 24 Feb 2006 03:59

Geli,

Great photo! BDM girls collecting for the WHW---what could be more classic?

~FV

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