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Deutsch: Winterhilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes
English: Winter relief of the German people
Suomi: Talviapu
Svenska: Winterhilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes
Winterhilfswerk; Winterhilfswerk; Зимняя помощь; Winterhilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes; 冬季援助计划; Winterhilfswerk; 冬季援助活動; Winterhilfswerk; Niemiecka Pomoc Zimowa; קמפיין ההקלה בחורף; 冬季援助計劃; 冬季救助活动; Зимова допомога; Talviapu; Winterhilfswerk; Winterhilfswerk; 冬季援助计划; Winterhilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes; auxilio de invierno del pueblo alemán; nationalsozialistische Stiftung zur Verteilung faktisch verpflichtender Spenden; nazi-era German organization distributing de factor compulsory donations; Winterhilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes; 冬季救済事業; Winterhilfswerk; NS-Winterhilfswerk; WHW; 冬季救助活動; 冬季援助計畫; Vinterhjälpen; 冬季救助活动; 冬季救助活动; 冬季援助计划
nazi-era German organization distributing de factor compulsory donations
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  • Nazi Germany
  • 1936
Dissolved, abolished or demolished date
  • 1945
  • 10 October 1945 (Control Council Act #2)
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VIAF ID: 156552870
Library of Congress authority ID: no99079474
NKCR AUT ID: xx0251518
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The Winterhilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes (WHW; German for "Winter relief of the German people") goes back to the German “Winterhilfe” (= winter relief), created in 1929 as social emergency program for the overcoming of the general misery in the population during the world economic crisis. The program contained amongst other also the permission for the sale of postal stamps for aims of charity. For the administration of the collected moneys was created in September 1933 with the “Winterhilfswerk” a self-contained "Foundation under public law". But also after the crisis years was the program continued. During the Nazi-time was the WHW subordinated to the "Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt" (= National socialist people's welfare) (NSV) and the central basis organisation for an annual public charity collection.

The WHW as organisation was outlawed finally by the Act No. 2 of the Allied Control Authority for the Allied Occupated Zones of Germany (Kontrollratsgesetz Nr. 2) from 10 October 1945 and their assets confiscated.

The "Winterhilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes" (WHW) is not to confuse with the "Kriegshilfswerk für das Deutsche Rote Kreuz" (KHW) or other organisations of the social charity with similar-sounding names.


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