NS-era radio

type VE 301 W, nach 1936

About the object

The budget »people receiver« was introduced at the radio exhibition in Berlin in August 1933 and quickly took on. The device, which was developed on behalf of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, was one of the most important instruments for spreading Nazi ideology.
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The simple technical design of the device restricted the reception of foreign broadcasters. During the night or with the aid of homemade additional antennas, the people's receiver could also pick up so-called »enemy stations«, but this was curtailed after the outbreak of war by the latest by means of draconian threats of punishment and even the death penalty.

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