Radios as medium of NS-propaganda

the so called "Volksempfänger", on the market since 1933 for 76 reichsmark, was a primitive reciever only for listening nearby radiostations.

 

Mende VE301 Wn 1937

DKE Deutscher Kleinempfänger (small german reciever) 1938 (Sachsenwerk)

Lumophon VE301 dyn 1938 (needs some work)

 

 

after 1939 listening to so called "enemy radiostations" was threatend by jail or even death

 

 

Lieber Gott, mach mich taub,

dass ich nicht am Radio schraub!

(dear lord, let me become deaf

so that I don't turn the radio dial)

                                                                        (whispering "joke" 1939)

gclasen, 07.03.2006