Third Reich ‘Volksempfänger’ radio receiver VE301w in bakelite by Telefunken

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Genuine and seldom offered for sale Nazi ‘people’s receiver’ (Volksempfäger VE301w). All parts in good condition, complete with cable. I have not tested it but it all looks complete. Maker marked on the reverse by Telefunken. Case made out of brown bakelite. A must have in any WW2 collection room! Large radio, size 39cm x 28cm x 15 cm. Weight 5kg. (PLEASE ask for a shipping quote before committing to buy!)

The Volksempfänger (“people’s receiver”) was a range of radio receivers developed by engineer Otto Griessing at the request of Joseph Goebbels, the Reich Minister of Propaganda of the Nazi regime. The purpose of the Volksempfänger-program was to make radio reception technology affordable to the general public. Goebbels realized the great propaganda potential of this relatively new medium and thus considered widespread availability of receivers highly important.