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"Altpapiersammlung (Paper Drive)"

A 1943 poster announces a Nazi paper drive. As in the Allied countries, German civilians were expected to contribute to the war effort by recycling materials, rationing food, and buying war bonds. In Nazi Germany, however, such participation was seldom optional. Boys of the age shown in this poster, for example, would have been required to join the Hitler Youth, the Nazi Party's paramilitary organization for young people, and in the closing days of the war, would likely have been conscripted into service on the front.

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Source | "Altpapiersammlung," 1943, poster, from "Nazi Posters 1933-1945," Calvin College,
Creator | Unknown
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | Unknown, “"Altpapiersammlung (Paper Drive)",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed May 18, 2021,

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