Germany - Weimar Republic: 7th Annual Berlin Green Week Dog Breed Honour Award for the trade fair held on the 6th to 7th February 1932. Non-portable award, this is from silvered metal and enamel, and bears the makers for Carl Poellath of Schrobenhausen. Housed in its fitted leatherette presentation case. Rare.
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The first green week (at that time still not "international") was held from 20 to 28 February 1926, when an employee at the Berlin Tourism Office had the idea to combine the traditional winter meeting of the German Agricultural Society with an agricultural exhibition as a secondary showcase for fair participants. Green Week owes its name to the green felt coats (German: Lodenmäntel) worn by German foresters and farmers. In the first year, there were 50,000 visitors and the fair had covered an area of 7,000 m².
Green Week took place every year until 1939, with the exception of 1938 because of an outbreak of European foot-and-mouth disease. After the devastation of the Second World War, Green Week resumed in 1948. After a break in 1951 due to major postwar construction, the fair was held again in 1951 and every year since. Participation of foreign exhibitors increased continuously: by 1963 they accounted two-thirds of exhibitors. After German reunification in the 1990s, Green Week grew substantially. Special shows on topics such as "German Cheese" and since 2005 a technical program of over 250 lectures, seminars and symposia round off the exhibition. It is now known as the Berlin International Green Week.