Estimated value approx 20Euro The Winterhilfswerk (WHW) was a Nazi Germany charity program with the slogan "None shall starve nor freeze". It was instituted in September 1933 and designed to provide food, fuel, clothing and various household items to indigent Germans at first, and to war refugees and other civilian casualities in the later years. In many ways, it was similar to the US Foodstamp program. WHW notes were issued by the government and were redeeemable with merchants for various goods. The merchants would ususlly enter their identity by the means of a stamp on the back of the note, most of the time cut off the upper right corner as a sign of cancellation, and deposit the notes in a bank like cash in a normal banking transaction.