This a a new thread for Winterhilfe and VDA tinnies. (they are not to be confused with Reich Parteitagen badges. Tinnies often come in sets . The Winterhilfswerk (WHW, English: Winter Relief, lit. "winter help work") was an annual drive by the Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt (National Socialist People’s Welfare Organization) to help finance charitable work. Its slogan was "None shall starve nor freeze". The drive was originally set up under the government of Heinrich Brüning in 1931, though Hitler would later claim sole credit. It ran from 1933-1945 during the months of October through March, and was designed to provide food, clothing, coal, and other items to less fortunate Germans during the inclement months. Similar initiatives were started in countries in German-occupied Europe, known in French as the Secours d'Hiver and in Dutch as the Winterhulp. As part of the centralization of Nazi Germany, posters urged people to donate rather to give directly to beggars. The Hitlerjugend and Bund Deutscher Mädel (boys' and girls' associations, respectively) were extremely active in collecting for this charity. As part of the effort to place the community over the individual, totals were not reported for any individuals, only what the branch raised. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winterhilfswerk The Winterhilfe already existed under the Weimar regime as this 1931 picture shows. 1) The first tinnies were quite "innocent" looking and looked like little home made toys (made by orphnas and HJ members) . This includes lillte farm animal figurines and flowers; street signs etc... The second generation was already more nationalistic (based on folkore and heritage) and included traditionnal German clothing figurines, Nordic shields. There was also a set of Von Shirrach's Youth Hostels Then when the war had started they became propaganda tools and included representations of annexed territories. (regional houses including Alsace for example) . Toys became more martial with soldiers and weapon collections . The final ones were collections of Nazi symbols.