A fine original donation badge comemmorating the Tag der Polizei 1942, which was celebrated from the 14th and 15th of February, 1942. This badge is in excellent condition and still retains it's original lacquer finish from the factory. It is unmarked on the reverse, with a crimped on pin and catch. Zinc construction.
1 1/4 inches wide by 1 1/16 inches tall
In December 1934, the NSDAP (National Socialist German Worker’s Party) held the first, “Tag der Deutschen Polizei”, (Day of the German Police), which was intended to be an annual public relations propaganda exercise to promote goodwill between the police and the public.
During the two day event, the police also raised funds for the WHW, Winterhilfswerk, (Winter Assistance Work), which was under the auspices of the NS-Volkswohlfahrt, (National Socialist-People’s Social Welfare Organization). The Day of the German Police was held annually until 1944 and in an effort to raise funds for the WHW. To commemorate the events, numerous donation “gifts” including assorted miniature traffic signs, miniature police figures, lapel pins, and postcards were created and distributed to the public.