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Volksempfänger VE301 Radio

Posted in Radio with tags , , , on May 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThe Volksempfänger (German for “people’s receiver”) was a range of radio receivers developed by engineer Otto Griessing at the request of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.

The purpose of the Volksempfänger-program was to make radio reception technology affordable to the general public. Joseph Goebbels realized the great propaganda potential of this relatively new medium and thus considered widespread availability of receivers highly important.

This is the first, larger model, the VE301. It sold for 76RM when it was introduced in 1933. Note the Nazi eagles on the bakelite front above the knobs.

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