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Bund Deutscher Osten

Membership dues stamps

Bund Deutscher Osten (BDO) was a German Nazi organisation founded on 26 May 1933. The organisation was supported by the Nazi Party. The BDO was a national socialist version of German Eastern Marches Society, which was closed down by the Nazis in 1934.


Deutsche Arbeits Front

The German Labour Front  was the National Socialist trade union organization which replaced the various trade unions of the Weimar Republic after Adolf Hitler's rise to power.

A lot of other NSDAP Sub-organizations were organized under the DAF structure.

In this sections the following sub-organizations will be mentioned and their "paper items" will be shown:

DVW (Deutsches Volksbildungswerk)

HAGO (NS Handwerks-,Handels-, und Gewerbeorganisation)

Deutsche Arbeitsfront member book from 1934.

Jahressports stamps (year sports stamps) for the Jahressportskarten (year sports cards) .

Jahressportskarten (year sports cards)

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Erika Gappisch, born March 3rd 1921. A grouping of a DAF Jahressportkarte, a DAF member book and a DRL (Deutsche Reichbundes für Leibesübungen) sports membership.


Note the stamps for participating in KdF Sport courses.

Teilnehmerkarte (Participant) for participating in DAF courses.

National Sozialist Arbeitsopfer postcard

DVW (Deutsches Volksbildungswerk)

German National Education.

The training office of the NSDAP, and the organization of recreational facilities, which had been annexed by joy, to which, after 1933, all the German people's and adult education centers were combined; The task was the mediation of national socialist culture and ideology, professional and cultural education as well as physical fitness. For this purpose, the German People's Educational Society offered courses and working groups, organized lectures and organized festivals etc.

HAGO (NS Handwerks-,Handels-, und Gewerbeorganisation)

NS crafts, trade, and trade organization.

The National Socialist Combat Union for the commercial middle class was an organization founded at the end of 1932, at the beginning of 1933, to bind the middle class to the NSDAP. It was transferred to the National Socialist Trades, Trade and Trade Organizations (NS-HAGO) in 1933.

The Nazi leadership did not fit into the radical approach of the Kampfbund in its pseudolegonal concept. That is why Hermann Goering dismissed the leadership of the Confederation from the end of July 1933. The organization itself was transferred in August 1933 to the umbrella organization of the national socialist trade, trade and trade organizations. These were, in turn, integrated into the German Labor Front (DAF) in 1935.

The monthly magazine of that organization was Der Aufbau (The Building Up). Each issue measures approximately 8-1/4 x 11-1/2 inches and contains about 24 pages.

Below is shown a Quittungskarte (Receipt card) for Der Aufbau December 1st 1934.


Deutscher Arbeiterverband der öffentlicher Betriebe

German Workers' Association of Public Enterprises.


Deutsche Front

German Front

The German Front (DF) was a national mass movement in the Saar area, which originated from the German National People's Party (DNVP), the Center Party, the German-Saarland Volkspartei (DSVP), the Economic Party (WP) and the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) . The German Front was founded for the struggle against reconciliation, and was to bundle the bourgeois and national camps. After the connection of the Saar area to the German Reich, the German Front was established in the NSDAP-Saar.

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Advertising contribution stamp


Deutscher Luftsports Verband

German Air Sports Association

DLV (Deutscher Luftsports Verband)

German Air Sports Association, clandestine predecessor of the Luftwaffe, formed under Hermann Göring in his role of National Kommissar for aviation.

DLV due stamps

DLV Membership Card

DLV Membership Card


Deutsche Reichsbahn

In this section you find:

Deutsche Reichsbahn


ÖBB (Bundesbahn Österreich)


Union of German Railway Officials, Member's Card

The Reichbahn stamps were always put on the front of the travel pass. When re-newed, the travel pass stamps were put on the backside of the travel pass.

Platzkarten (Seat reservations)

Reich Bahn travel pass

for a Hitler Jugend boy.

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The Ostbahn was the railway and railroad of the Generalgouvernement during the Second World War from 1939 to 1945.

Frequently the Ostbahn is considered an integral part of the German Reichsbahn. In fact, there were also several attempts to connect the Ostbahn to the Deutsche Reichsbahn. Despite all cooperation with the German Reichsbahn the Ostbahn remained always independent.

Ostbahn Ausweissmarken (Ostbahn Travel Pass stamps).

The Ostbahn stamps were always put on the backside of the travel pass.

Below are shown different travel passes.

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They only Ostbahn travel pass I have ever seen with a Zloty stamp on the front.

The stamp says: "Generaldirektion der Ostbahn".  Why, and why 10 Zloty?

An Ostbahn travel pass with a 50 Rpf Reichbahn stamp on the front.


Bundesbahn Österreich

Federal Railway of Austria


The stamps shown below, are actuaIlly not

stamps, but of so-called "Evidence marks".

They were inserted in the passports

of the railway workers.


Bund Deutscher Reichsbahnbeamten/

Union of German Railway Officials.

The Union of German National Railways Officials (Bund Deutscher Reichsbahnbeamten, BDR) was both a professional association and a benefits society. As a professional association it promoted careers with the German National Railways, offered career guidance to members and provided expert advice and assistance in the formulation of laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the railroads. As a beneficial society the BDR saw to the general welfare of its members, their families, retired German railways officials and their families. It administered a variety of group insurance plans and social welfare programs. It owned rest camps, vacation and resort lodgings, recreational venues and retirement homes for its members.

This Bund Deutscher Reichsbahnbeamten Mitgliedsausweis is composed of green, medium card stock. It is about 15 cm x 10.5 cm. It was folded vertically to form a front and a rear cover and two inner pages. It was issued in July 1933 to Fritz Busch, a 33-year old Reichsbahn-Sekretär (equivalent to an Army senior sergeant) in the Hannover railroad administrative district (BDR-Bundesbezirk Hannover). He was a constituent of the BDR’s Technical Group 4: “Officials of the Middle Non-Technical Service” (Beamte des mittleren nichttechnischen Dienstes).


Deutsches Rote Kreuz

German Red Cross

I the years after the Nazi takeover, as well as adopting Nazi salutes and symbols, the DRK introduced Nazi ideology into their education. Rescue teams were trained in military conduct, basic concepts of National Socialism, genetics, racial hygiene and demographic policy. More senior staff – doctors, nurses and managers were educated in demographic policy, racial history, racial hygiene, the biology of inheritance and the foundations of genetics. As a preparation for war, the DRK focused on training people to deal with air raids and gas attacks and organised joint exercises with the police and the fire brigades.

German Red Cross due

German Red Cross Identity card

German Red Cross death insurance

The Kyffhäuserbund (Kyffhäuser League) is an umbrella organization for War Veterans' and Reservists' Associations in Germany. It owes its name to the Kyffhäuser Monument (German: Kyffhäuserdenkmal), a memorial built on the summit of the 473 m high Kyffhäuser Mountain near Bad Frankenhausen in the state of Thuringia in central Germany.

See NSRKB below this DRKB section.


Deutscher Reichskriegerbund 'Kyffhäuser' e.V.

Mitgliedsbuch mit kameradschaftssatzung

Membership book with association

Mitgliedsbuch mit kameradschaftssatzung

Membership book with association

Shooting Book



'Kyffhäuser' e.V.

The Kyffhäuserbund (DRKB) was nazified after the Nazi takeover of power in 1933. Five years later, its name was altered to "NS-Reichskriegerbund (NSRKB) 'Kyffhäuser' e.V." (Nationalsocialist Reich Warriors Association 'Kyffhäuser'), becoming the sole and exclusive organization representing the Veterans' interests in the Third Reich.

Membership dues

Membership pass

Membership book

The National Socialist League for Body Exercises was the umbrella organization of sport in Germany during the period of National Socialism from 1938 onwards.

After the takeover of the NSDAP in 1933, not only parties and trade unions were dissolved and banned but also all sports associations with oppositional political (eg social-democratic, communist or ecclesiastical) orientation. In particular, this affected the sports associations and federations in the first half of 1933, provided they did not allow themselves to be forbidden by a self-imposed ban. The national conservative and bourgeois associations continued nominally until the following year, until they were integrated into the unity organization of the Reichsbundes for body exercises.


Deutsche Reichbundes für Leibesübungen

The National Socialist League for Body Exercises

Membership dues                                                        Membership dues

Membership books

Membership book

German Skittler Union

Membership book for Viktor Kulawit, Sports club Arminia (soccer) .

DRL Specialist Office

Sports club Arminia

After the takeover of Adolf Hitler, Arminia fell sportingly into the shadow of the local rival Hannover 96. Although both clubs were not opposed to the new regime, the 96s were still benefiting from close personal contacts with the party officials. The "blue" athletes belonged to the founding members of the newly established Province Niedersachsen, where the team missed the championship in the first season only because of the poorer goal ratio against Werder Bremen. Three years later Arminia again won the Vizemeisterschaft.

When local rival 96 won the German championship in 1938, the armies were on the downhill. In the season 1938/39, the "bishops holders" had to retire from the MSV Lüneburg because of the poorer goal, before a decision at the Green Table provided for the class. No referee had appeared on the match between Arminia and ASV Blumenthal. The clubs played a friendly match, which Blumenthal won 4-0. Suddenly the game was to be judged with this result, whereas the Hanoverians protested. A repeat game was set against which the Blumenthals protested. Finally the Reichsfachamt decided that the game was not repeated and that Arminia did not descend. Until the end of the Second World War, Arminia did not go beyond midfield positions. One of the few highlights of this time was an 11: 1 derby race over Hannover 96 in the season 1943/44.

Province Niedersachsen.

From 1933, ten Lower Saxony players played to participate in the German championship in which the Gauligameister (Province Champignon) was allowed to participate. One year later, the championship was set up by a team, as Viktoria Wilhelmsburg from the Gauliga Nordmark (Province Nordmark) was integrated into the Gauliga (Province league) in Lower Saxony. The number of teams remained a further year at eleven clubs, as the VfB Peinenach irregularities in the first season of the league 1933/34, in which the club had to dismount, was taken back into the league.

After 1937 several neighboring towns of Hamburg, including Harburg-Wilhelmsburg, were integrated into the city, the league field of the league experienced a strong intermixing, as the teams from these places from then on again appeared in the Gauliga Nordmark (Province Nordmark). Up to 1939, ten teams played for the championship. Subsequently, the league was divided into two squadrons, each with six clubs, with the team winners playing the champions in return. Two years later, the best three teams of the respective relay teams took part in a final round of the German championship.

In 1942, the sports area of Lower Saxony was disbanded, the league finally split and first divided into the Gauliga (Province league) Südhannover-Braunschweig and Weser-Ems, to which the Gauliga (Province league) Osthannover joined a year later.

Membership card (normal)

Membership card (normal)

Membership card (normal)

Membership card (canoe sport)

Membership card (Ski sport)

Membership card (Soccer)

Postcard. First Great Germany Swim Competition, Darnstadt 1938

Double postcard. Recruiting postcard.


Deutschern Schützenverbandes

German Shooting Association

Shooting book with revenues from 1941 and 1943.

Shooting book with revenues from 1937 to 1944.

Membership pin.


Deutsche Lebens Rettungs Gemeinschaft

German Life Rescue Community

In 1933 the DLRG was incorporated into the Fachamt V (Swimming) of the German Reichsbundes for physical exercises and the associated subordination to the Reichsportführer. Between 1925 and 1935 a total of 258,761 persons had passed a DLRG examination. In 1938, the DLRG was renamed Deutsche Lebens-Resettungs-Gemeinschaft (D. L. R. G.) in the sense of the national socialist ideology. During this time, the number of examinations accepted rose sharply. In 1942, the number of drowning droids had declined to a third compared to 1913, and DLRG had trained nearly one million rescue swimmers.

Membership due

Membership card (front and reverse)

Membership card (reverse)

Membership card (reverse)


Deutscher Radfahrer Verband

German Cycling Association

After the Enabling Act of 1933, which legally gave Hitler dictatorial control of Germany, all existing cycling associations were called to split up on their own (Selbstauflösung) before the first semester of 1933 was over. They were then invited to join the Deutscher Radfahrer-Verband, which was the corresponding branch or unit (Fachamt) created by the Nazi Sports office.

Membership dues, basic payment, insurance, admission fee

Membership card (front and reverse)


Deutscher Siedlerbund

National League of Homeowners

Membership dues

Membership book

Membership book


Deutsche Stenografenschaft

German stenographer association

Membership book with dues

Membership book with membership pin


Deutscher Textilarbeiter Verband

German Textile Worker Association

From 1891 to 1933, the Deutsche Textilarbeiterband was the free trade union organization of the textile workers. It was characterized by a high number of female members. With the destruction of free trade unions in 1933 ended the history of the German Textile Workers' Union.

Membership book with dues

Membership book with dues


Deutscher Volkgesundheitsbund

German National Health Association

Membership due


Deutscher Volks Genossen Bund

German National People's League

Membership dues