N026178 DAF WALL PLAQUE. (Schmuckplatte)

BACKGROUND: The "Deutsche Arbeitsfront" (German Labour-front), originally founded in 1933, became an official NSDAP organization in October 1934. Its stated purpose was to educate the workers in industry and commerce in furtherance of the smooth and efficient operation of all labour in the Third Reich. It also controlled the KdF, "Kraft durch Freude" (Strength through Joy), organization which provided recreation for workers. However, DAF’s most important goal was to enforce the political stability of the large mass of work force.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A cast aluminum plaque in the form of the DAF emblem; being a cut-out, mobile swastika within a fourteen-toothed cog, 20cm in diameter. Where the cog is smooth, the swastika has raised edges within which where painted black at one time.    (Ex Philippe Gillain Collection)

GRADE *** 3/4                             PRICE $150.00

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