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Und Dein Opfer für's WHW?

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    late 1941-1942 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schweitzer, Hans Mjölnir, born 1901 - died 1980 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR4

"WHW" was the abbreviation and symbol for the Winterhilfswerk, a German Thrid Reich charity providing "Winter Help" for needy civilians and soldiers during the coldest months of World War II.

Physical description

Image of an amputee soldier

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


late 1941-1942 (made)


Schweitzer, Hans Mjölnir, born 1901 - died 1980 (designer)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

And your sacrifice for the 'WHW'?
"Maybe you will meet someone who has sacrificed a lot more for Germany" - the Führer [Adolf Hitler] 3rd October, 1941.
[signed] MJÖLNIR
[along lower margin] Standard I, 1941/42. Issued by the Representative of the WHW, Office for Advertising and Education. Colour gravure by Welzel-Druck, Dresden
translated from the German


Height: 61.7 cm, Width: 43.1 cm

Descriptive line

"Und Dein Opfer für's WHW?" by Hans Schweitzer (Mjölnir). Amputee soldier. Germany, 1941-1942.


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Artificial limbs; War; Soldiers; Sacrifice; Politics; Propaganda


Prints; Propaganda; Posters; Disability


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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