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N015067 DAF "STRENGTH THROUGH JOY" PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM.(Album)
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. The Volkswagen, for example, was a KdF project designed to provide German workers with a reliable and inexpensive vehicle, initially being called the "KdF Wagen."
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A brown, cloth covered album that is embossed to the front, in burgundy lettering, "NS Gemeinschaft Kraft durch Freude" with the cogwheel emblem of the DAF central to a swastika "sun wheel." There are 39 pages with 39 black and white photographs. Photos all look to be of high ranking members.The covers show moderate/heavy usage and wear, but the pages, although show typical yellowing, appear to be in good condition.
GRADE *** 1/4 PRICE $550.00
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