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N014162 KdF LINER "STUTTGART" PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD. (Photographie Postkarte)

BACKGROUND: Free Trade Unions in Germany were dissolved when the Nazis came to power in 1933, their members being absorbed into the newly created DAF, "Deutsche Arbeitsfront" (German Labor-front). The DAF was originally a sub-section of the NSDAP, but became an affiliated organization by 1936, and was the largest of all of the various Nazi organizations. The stated aims of the DAF were to create a national community of German professional and manual laborers, and to educate them in National Socialist principles. Membership was voluntary, but most workers chose to join to take advantage of the entertainment, sport, and travel opportunities provided by the attached KdF, "Kraft durch Freude" (Strength through Joy), welfare organization.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly, 9cm x 14cm mid-weight black and white photograph of the KdF liner Stuttgart. Scarce Kriegsmarine field post marking to the reverse. Hand written letter and mailed "6.10.39". Show’s typical light age yellowing as to be expected.

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