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WHW Tinnies post them if you got them I will start.

Article about: Love the Shoulder boards Chrys.When ever they pop up they always sell for a packet hey.Remaining vigilant though. Nice items mate and as always thanks for posting. Cheers Dave

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    Quote by Eric Zentner View Post
    Yes please Rene
    Cheers Eric
    I did two, enjoy.
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    Quote by Scout View Post
    Very nice shooting medal. Thanks for showing.
    I wonder, what is meant by OPFER-schiessen?
    These were shooting competitions that were held to directly assist the Winterhilfswerk Organization. I'd imagine that all of the registration fees and such would go to the WHW as a donation.

    Hope this helps!
    Chrys

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    Thanks for the answer. I dont doubt that you are right.
    But whats with the word 'opfer' (victim).
    Did they really refer to those in need as 'opfer?'

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    The translation doesn't really come across into English directly. The word 'Opfer' can also mean 'sacrifice'...this was what the Winterhilfswerk was meaning when they used the word 'Opfer' in their publications and awards.

    Make sense?

    Chrys

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    I didnt make the connection to the donors making a sacrifice, but I should of course have figured that one out.
    You are of course right and that makes a lot of sense, thank you.
    I still find it a strange expression to use* (for the WHW/Tinnie maker), but I buy it

    * As its inherent in the word WHW, that you are indeed making a sacrifice/donating.

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    Yeah, they used the word 'Opfer' a lot in the early years. The term 'Wir Opfern' or 'We Sacrifice' was used quite a bit by the Winterhilfswerk in the early/mid 1930's. It was the prefect motto to have on a lapel pin or badge...essentially telling the public that you are sacrificing for the better of the German people as a whole.

    As the donation badges/pins changed to larger series they were generally based off of a central theme. The simple slogan/motto badges that you saw on the early to mid 1930's disappeared...and so did these early slogan/motto's.

    Chrys

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    Here are a few examples of the term 'Opfern' being used on early Winterhilfswerk badges. This design was from January 1934 and means 'Protecting the family - We sacrifice'.
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    Those are new to me and very illustrative of your point about the use of the 'opfer' theme.


    Quote by winterhilfswerk Book View Post
    Yeah, they used the word 'Opfer' a lot in the early years. The term 'Wir Opfern' or 'We Sacrifice' was used quite a bit by the Winterhilfswerk in the early/mid 1930's. It was the prefect motto to have on a lapel pin or badge...essentially telling the public that you are sacrificing for the better of the German people as a whole.

    As the donation badges/pins changed to larger series they were generally based off of a central theme. The simple slogan/motto badges that you saw on the early to mid 1930's disappeared...and so did these early slogan/motto's.

    Chrys
    Thank you very much. Very interesting info.
    Always nice to get a clarification from someone in-the-know

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    No problem Scout!

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    So are we restricting this to just tinnies? How about some paper items?
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