BACKGROUND: The DRK, "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz" (German Red Cross), a voluntary civil assistance organization originally instituted in 1864, was officially acknowledged by the Geneva Convention in 1929. In December 1937 it gained status as a legally recognized organization by the NSDAP. As with other essential services in Third Reich Germany, it came under control of the NSDAP in late 1938 under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interiorís Social Welfare Organization.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A typewritten promotional document for "DRK-Helferin Ilse Heinemer" to "DRK- Vorhelferin" as of April 20, 1942. The document has the appropriate signature and office embossment. Included is a black and white, standard size postcard that has a handwritten note to the reverse, as well as the date 1942. The document has been stored folded.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $75.00

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