A nice original WWII German tinnie commemorating the 1937 Frankentag celebration in the city of Hesselberg. On the reverse it is maker marked and retains it's original working pin and catch. There is wear present, and as such the mark is hard to read. It reads: C. Balmberger, Nurnberg.
The Franktentag [Franconia region day] was an annual festival organized by Julius Streicher, publisher of the antisemitic magazine "Der Stuermer" and Gauleiter of Franconia. Streicher's aim was to turn the Hesselberg mountain region into an important Nazi site. Streicher planned to build a mausoleum for himself at the location and he printed various propaganda materials to promote the event. The last Frankentag occurred in 1939.