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Cradle, 1940

Eichenholz, 133×71×115 cm
Collection Nordico Stadtmuseum Linz, Inv​.Nr. 5146

Cradle from the National Socialist era with Reich eagle with carved motifs. This cradle was probably used during naming ceremonies, which were intended to replace baptisms during the Nazi era. Its inscriptions refer to the racist, anti-socialist family ideology: Everything is punished in the seed”, Family be your anchor, love be your calvary and the homeland be sacred to you”, All mothers gave you German blood, keep it pure, it is your highest good”.

Photo: Thomas Hackl


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