Reichsluftschutzbund [National Air Protection League] pin
Date of Creation1938-1945
GenreNazism & Propaganda
CreatorReichsluftschutzbund [issued by]
Place of CreationGermany
DescriptionSilver coloured metal badge of reichsadler eagle with black enamel swastika and sunburst in talons. Lapel pin attached on reverse.
Measurements5.5 x 2.8 cm
InscriptionsVerso: GES. GESCH. / [maker's mark]
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society in 1993 by Maurice Smith.
Artefacts from this accession were collected by the donor while he was stationed Bloemendaal, Holland where his duties included guarding German Wehrmacht supplies. Bartering between civilians and Allied soliders was common and the donor obtained several artefacts in this manner.
The donor served in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry regiment in 1944 during the invasion of Italy before joining the the First Canadian Army during the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945.
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Maurice Smith
NoteReichsluftschutzbund [National Air Protection League] was a volunteer civil defence organization in charge of air raid procedures.