Skip to the content

Text Version

Volksempfänger ("People's Receiver")

Goebbels's ministry recognized the tremendous promise of radio for propaganda. It heavily subsidized the production of the inexpensive "People's Receiver" (Volksempfänger) to facilitate sales. By early 1938, the number of radios in German homes surpassed more than 9 million, roughly one for every two German households. Three years later, this figure rose to almost 15 million, providing 50 million Germans with regular radio reception.

USHMM Collection, Gift of Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin

See All Artifacts

Thank you for visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's website.
Please consider taking five minutes to complete a short survey to help us improve your experience using this site.

(Survey opens in new window)