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NS-Reichskriegerbund [Nazi War Veteran Association] armband

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation1938-1943
GenreNazism & Propaganda
Object ID1993.050.022
Previous NUmber93.08.0311
CreatorNS-Reichskriegerbund [issued by]
DescriptionArmband for members of the NS-Reichskriegerbund [Nazi War Veterans] association. Black felt armband with embroidered patch in shape of red shield with white border with black iron cross and swastika in centre. Edges unattached. 
Materials/Techniquesembroidered felt
Measurements8 x 37 cm
Method of ConstructionMachine sewn
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. 
Classificationarmbands
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Maurice Smith
Part ofArtefacts