Winterhilfswerk / Winter Charity Tinnies (5)
The Winter Fund, or Winterhilfswerk, was an annual charity drive organized by the Nazi party in Germany during the interwar and war years. German citizens were expected to give regular donations to the Winter Fund.
The Nazi government gave donors pins to acknowledge contributions. These pins featured German history and folklore, animals, ancient weapons, ordnance and famous landmarks, costumes etc. The pins changed on a regular basis. This meant that the Nazi Youth and other supporters could recognize if a person was up-to-date on their giving.