Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
Advanced Search
 
 
15th Century Ephemera
15th Century Manuscript
16th Century Diary
16th Century Judaica
16th Century Manuscript
16th Century Rare Book
17th Century Diary
17th Century Ephemera
17th Century Judaica
17th Century Manuscript
17th Century Rare Book
18th Century Diary
18th Century Ephemera
18th Century Judaica
18th Century Manuscript
18th Century Rare Book
19th Century Diary
19th Century Ephemera
19th Century Judaica
19th Century Manuscript
19th Century Rare Book
20th Century Diary
20th Century Ephemera
20th Century Judaica
20th Century Manuscript
20th Century Rare Book
21st Century Diary
21st Century Manuscript
21st Century Rare Book
Books and Manuscripts General Overview
THE ZOLA STORE
 

Associations

We are proud members of The Manuscript Society and follow their ethical guidelines of fairness and integrity.

 
 
 

MARTHA HERNDEGGER, HERTA KALB, E. BAUER Et Al Listings

If you cannot find what you want on this page, then please use our search feature to search all our listings.

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 MARTHA HERNDEGGER, HERTA KALB, E. BAUER et al 1945 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM AND MANUSCRIPT MEMORY BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY ONE YOUNG WOMAN'S REICHSARBEITSDIENST - RAD - REICH WORKERS SERVICE SISTERS ON HER DEPARTURE
HERMAGOR AUSTRIA 1945 Very Good Photo Album and Diary 
On offer is an original relic of Nazi Germany and the Third Reich's control and manipulation of young German women and men being a handmade photo album and memory book of a young woman's [identified as Erinerung von Deinen] time in the RAD the Reichs Arbeitsdienst (Reich Workers Service) which was created by the Nazis to combat massive unemployment, particularly amongst the youth. Kids graduated from school at about 18, and finished with BDM (girls) or Hitler Jugend (boys) and were conscripted for a year into a work camp. The German RAD during the Second World War was an auxiliary formation which provided support for the Wehrmacht. The female section of the RAD with "training-education" camps, RAD/HJ for girls, where more used in supportive tasks, such as service for civic, military and agricultural projects and often in caring for children of farmers who were soldiers. The RAD was classed as Wehrmachtgefolge (literally Armed Forces Auxiliaries). Auxiliary forces with this status, while not a part of the Armed Forces themselves, provided such vital support that they were given protection by the Geneva Convention. Some, including the RAD, were militarised. This particular camp was for young women, and was in Hermagor, in south-west Austria. The young women who wrote in this created a book of memories for a favoured girl who was leaving the group around the end of March 1945. There are some poems about friendship by famous poets like Goethe, others appear to be original written by the young women themselves, and all are for the recipient to remember her comrades from the work service. Historians and researchers of the era will find an interesting artefact of Hitler's plan to create an ideal German Community (Volksgemeinschaft). Women were key to Hitler's success and as such all German girls were obliged to go to a Work Camp during WWII, to do their "tour of duty", usually about a year. They were "trained" to be perfect German girls, perfect housewives, they had to be "real" German, Austrian and even others were obliged to go to these camps. Hundreds of camps in Germany followed the same program, from washing, farming, sports to political lessons, cooking, mountain climbing and so on. Many were proud to be "drafted", others didn't want this obliged role for Hitler. 21 pages of photos and inscriptions etc. Overall VG. 
Price: 3085.99 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 

 

 

WE ARE ALWAYS BUYING HANDWRITTEN LETTERS, DIARIES, JOURNALS, MANUSCRIPTS, BUSINESS PAPERS, MILITARIA AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.

ONE LETTER OR AN ENTIRE ESTATE. PLEASE USE THE 'CONTACT US' BUTTON TO EMAIL OR TELEPHONE.

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mbenjaminkatzfinebooksraremanuscripts.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie