Some RADwJ items

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Re: Some RADwJ items

Post by Gerard Kenny » 14 Dec 2009 03:43

Here are a few more pictures;

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(If anyone does browse the albums and notices corrections to the captions I would appreciate if you could let me know).

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Re: Some RADwJ items

Post by Vikki » 15 Dec 2009 05:24

Hello Gerard, and welcome to the Forum! Great women's FAD albums you've got!

Gerard Kenny wrote:When I read F.A.D throughout the albums I took that to mean Freiwillige Arbeitsdeinst and that the Frauenarbeistdeinst were the female section of the Freiwillige - can anyone confirm this is correct ?

I know Freiwillige Arbeistdeinst were created by Bruning in 1931 and the RAD (& RADwJ) superceded them later on but otherwise this area is a bit hazy for me. I definitely need to get 'Angolia's Labor Organizations of the Reich' & also the 'Dienststellenverzeichnis des Reichsarbeitsdienstes der weiblichen Jugend' when it is published.
From Angolia and Littlejohn, Labor Organizations of the Reich, pp. 444-5:
In November 1932, seventeen months after the law which authorized the setting up of work camps for men, a subsequent government edict sanctioned the creation of work camps for women. In both cases the object was simply the alleviation of unemployment.

In February 1933 the Nazis established their own women's voluntary labor service, known variously as the Volunteer Women's Labor Service (Freiwilliger Frauenarbeitsdienst), German Women's Labor Service (Deutscher Frauenarbeitsdienst) or Female Volunteer Labor Service (weibliche Freiwilliger Arbeitsdienst)...

The following year, Gertrud Scholz-Klink, the 32 year-old Landsleiterin (State Leader) of Würtemburg's section of the Women's Labor Service, was placed in overall charge under the National Ministry of Labor (Reichsarbeitsministerium). At this point the women's labor service was regarded as a subbranch of the NS Frauenschaft (National Socialist Women's Organization)...

In April 1936 all connection with the NS Frauenschaft was severed, and from them on the Frauenarbeitsdienst became an integral part of the RAD, which was now officially divided into two section--National Labor Service for Men (Reichsarbeitsdienst der Männer--RAD/M) and National Labor Service for Young Women (Reichsarbeitsdienst der weiblichen Jugend--RADwJ). Rarely was the abbreviation RAD/M used, but rather shortened to RAD, while RADwJ was used to denote the female branch.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Some RADwJ items

Post by Gerard Kenny » 16 Dec 2009 01:40

Vikki wrote:.....
Hope this helps.

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That's a great help - thanks.

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Re: Some RADwJ items

Post by peeved » 26 Dec 2010 09:01

RADwJ member photo from my Motley Collection of Fine Arts.

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Re: Some RADwJ items

Post by Heimatschuss » 06 Nov 2011 12:37

Hello,

here's a nice recruitment poster for the RADwJ. I'm sure I've seen a b/w version of it somewhere on AHF before but the colour original is still somewhat more impressive.
RADwJ Recruitment Poster.jpg
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66812451@N ... otostream/

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Re: Some RADwJ items

Post by Vikki » 06 Nov 2011 20:26

Nice, Torsten! I also think I've seen a black and white version of the poster but you're right, the original color version is more impressive.

Seeing this thread revived, I also realized that I can now elaborate on my answer to a question you had above about the patch worn by the FAD, the precursor of the RADwJ:
Heimatschuss wrote: I suspect the young ladies in the following photo belong to the Frauenarbeitsdienst and it's the insignium used by that precursor of the RADwJ that you see on their upper coat sleeves. Can someone confirm that such a patch existed?
I now have an example of the patch--see below. Sorry this part of the answer took two years!

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Re: Some RADwJ items

Post by female service » 20 Jun 2016 17:15

here some of my collection
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and Original ?
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Re: Some RADwJ items

Post by Helly Angel » 16 Sep 2021 22:14

Some personal photos from my collection. The last one is very well know photo of propaganda.
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Re: Some RADwJ items

Post by Hans1906 » 17 Sep 2021 11:33

Helly, here is your source for the third photo:

Lebensstationen in Deutschland... Deutsches Historisches Museum https://www.dhm.de/archiv/ausstellungen ... /2_100.htm
(It is certainly the most famous photo in the world on this subject, who does not know this photo, propaganda at its best...)

I myself own a rather large collection of "Arbeitsmaiden" / "work maidens" of the RADwJ photos of that time.
The portrait photos all in the same style, very interesting are the photos of camp life at that time, and the pictures of the missions of the work maids at that time, but who do I tell... :wink:

Maybe one day, I will find the time to post some documents and photos here, currently unfortunately not, sorry.

Weekend greetings!


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Re: Some RADwJ items

Post by Hans1906 » 17 Sep 2021 11:45

Liselotte Orgel-Köhne https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liselotte_Orgel-Köhne

Google photo search https://www.google.com/search?q=LISELOT ... =759&dpr=1

This "Ideal" of a young German woman was already cultivated before the time of the RAD/RADwJ, already in the times of the voluntary labor services, in the FAD, and in the NSAD, the very many early photos prove all this.
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