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Ahnenerbe
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, 10:19 AM
Here are some rare videos that illustrate what the Volkskunde and Sinnbildkunde of the 1940s was!

The proper way of understanding our ethnic culture is to retrace the primordial esoteric meanings of the shapes and symbols (Sinnbilder) present under a hidden form in everyday life through folk art.

True primordial art always has a meaning. It is not just "decorative" in nature or simply meant to give a sense of belonging, or whatever superficial interpretation the people of today give to it.

The videos are in Dutch, so probably made by Hermann Wirth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Wirth)'s team)

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SpearBrave
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, 11:46 AM
Many of these symbols were transported to Germanic colonies and wherever Germanic peoples settled.

In the US states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New York you can find all of these symbols on anything from pottery, furniture, barns, houses, tools, leather goods, metal works, and almost anything that is useful. That is folk art at it's best. Form always follows function and it brightens your daily life.

Of course these symbols were also used in written form in America and that is called Fraktur art. While Fraktur is also a written or printed alphabet font, it is also a folk art form.

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GroeneWolf
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, 02:55 PM
As far as I know Wirth was not assiocatied with the Volksche Werkgemeenschap/Der Vaderen Erfdeel. So changes are low that he was involved. And the brochure (http://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=urn:gvn:EVDO02:NIOD05_1473&role=pdf) that goes along with the exhibition where the first video is about does not mention him either.