BACKGROUND: The DLRG, Deutschen Lebensrettungsgesellschaft, (German Live Saving Association), was originally established in 1913 as an independent organization of the German Swimming League. The mandate of the DLRG was to instruct the German public in water safety and water related life saving skills and techniques. On September 25TH 1933 the DLRG became subordinate to the Reichssportführer, (National Sports Leader), Hans von Tschammer und Osten

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A half-fold, card-stock certificate from the "Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gemeinschaft" (German Life-Saving-Association), measuring 9cm x 13.5cm with the cover closed. The cover has a light green background, the organization’s name to the top, an illustration of a rescuer carrying a victim to shore to the center. To the interior is the typewritten name "Gefreiter Reinhold Strom of the "11./I.R. 56 Ulm/Donau" with the words "Prüfungs - Ausweis Für Den Grundschein" (Examination - Identification Card for the Basic Certificate) which was issued on September 29, 1937. A small black and white photograph is to the right panel, along with their signature. "D.L.R.G." hole punched through the cover to the base.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $20.00

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