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Eigenheim und Grundbesitzer

Home and landowners

Membership dues

Membership card


Hauptamt für Volksgesundheit

Head Office of National Health

(or Health Policy Office in the NSDAP)

The main public health authority (HAVG) was founded in 1934 as the most important health service of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP). Already in the NSDAP, health policy issues had been dealt with in their own departments.

With the HAVG, the NSDAP launched an attempt to centralize the party's healthcare system. The duties of the office were first to "clean the individual's assessment of his inheritance and race biology" and "the party organization of inherited and racially biologically inferior elements." From 1935 onwards, it recorded up to 10 million persons with a health care book.

The "health care workers" organized three central areas of health care: the medical management of the air war, the transregional relocation of hospital patients and the clean-up of "euthanasia".

Membership card (front and reverse)


Hitler Jugend

Hitler Youth

The Hitler Youth was the youth organization of the Nazi Party in Germany. Its origins dated back to 1922. From 1933 until 1945, it was the sole official youth organization in Germany and was partially a paramilitary organization; it was constituted of the Hitler Youth proper for male youth aged 14 to 18, the German youngsters of the Hitler Youth (Deutsches Jungvolk or DJ) for younger boys aged 10 to 14, and the League of German Girls (Band of German Maidens or BDM).

Membership dues

Saving book stamps

Vorläusiger ausweiss

Temporary ID

Reverse blank

Vorläusiger Mitgliedsbescheinigung

Temporary membership certificate

Front and reverse

Vorläusiger ausweiss

Temporary ID

Membership card

Versicherungskarte (Insurance card)

Leistungsabzeichen stamp

Performance badge stamp

Use of the Leistungsabzeichen stamp

The Hitler Youth badge (foundation year 1934) was an award for sports performance and good training. It should promote the militant attitude of the male youth to the (war) duty.

"Every efficient, forward-looking Hitler Youth and Hitler Youth leader must strive to achieve the HJ performance badge - this high distinction of the Reichsjugendführer." - Whoever wanted to earn the Hitler Youth badge, "had to pay special attention to the ideological training of the Hitler Youth At least eight home reunions. For the members of the Navy Hitler Youth, maritime duties took place instead of the conditions of the country's sport. "(From the performance book of the German Young People and the Hitler Youth)

Hitler demanded his educational aims propagandistically. In his speech of September 14, 1935, he demanded 54,000 HJ boys to be "nimble as the windhounds, tough as leather, hard as Kruppstahl": "Nothing is given in the life of the people, everything must be fought and conquered. [...] You have to learn to be hard, to take hardship on you without ever breaking apart. "

DJ (Deutsches Jungvolk)

The Deutsches Jungvolk in der Hitler Jugend (DJ or also DJV), "German youngsters of the Hitler Youth", was in Nazi Germany the separate section for boys aged 10 to 14 of the Hitler Youth organization. Through a program of outdoor activities, parades and sports, it aimed to indoctrinate its young members in the tenets of Nazi ideology. Membership became fully compulsory for eligible boys in 1939. By the end of World War II, some had become child soldiers. In 1945 after the end of the war the Deutsches Jungvolk, and its parent organization the Hitler Youth, ceased to exist.

DJ Constribution stamp

Vorläusiger ausweiss

Temporary ID

DJ in der HJ membership card

DJ in der HJ membership card

BDM (Bund Deutscher Mädel).

The League of German Girls or (cognate) Band of German Maidens was the girls' wing of the Nazi Party youth movement, the Hitler Youth. It was the only female youth organization in Nazi Germany.

At first, the League consisted of two sections: the Jungmädel, or Young Girls' League, for girls ages 10 to 14, and the League proper for girls ages 14 to 18. In 1938, a third section was introduced, the Faith and Beauty Society (BDM-Werk Glaube und Schönheit), which was voluntary and open to girls between the ages of 17 and 21.

BDM in der HJ membership card

JM (Jungmädel).

The Jungmädelbund (Young Girl's League) was the section of the Hitler Youth for girls between the ages of 10 and 14.

It is called Jungmädelbund in German, and commonly abbreviated in period and contemporary historical writings as JM. Since this was a girls' organization, it fell under the League of German Girls, which was led by the BDM-Reichsreferentin (National Speaker of the BDM), who reported to the overall head of the Hitler Youth, Baldur von Schirach (who was later succeeded by Artur Axmann).

HJ Sparkarten (HJ Saving cards)

HJ Sparkarte/HJ Saving card (front and reverse)

HJ Sparkarte/HJ Saving card stamps

HJ Sparkarte/HJ Saving card (front and reverse)

HJ Saving stamps (sheet of 25)

Jugendamt (Youth office)

During the period of National Socialism from 1933 on, the juvenile offices were deprived of essential tasks and allocated to the National Socialist National Socialist Movement or the Hitler Youth. Aerobiological and racial hygiene procedures determined the work of these organizations. The child's independent right to education was no longer valid; it was replaced by "education for the German national community". Adolescent boys and girls were forcibly organized in the Hitler Youth and in the Federation of German Girls and placed under the control of the state.

Ausweisskarte Jugendamt (front and reverse)

Document with HJ member book dues

Eintrittsbestätigung (Confirmation of receipt)


Deutsche National Jugendbund

Early Jugendbund der NSDAP-sub organization

Veranstaltungsring der Hitler Jugend


Event ring of the Hitler Youth

Proof of attendance

Event ring of Hitler. Youth. German boy, German Maedel, you would like to go to the top? Would you like to hear a good concert? You want to know the poets of your people? Then come to us


Kraft durch Freude

Strength through Joy

Kraft durch Freude was a large state-operated leisure organization in Nazi Germany. It was a part of the German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront, DAF), the national German labour organization at that time. Set up as a tool to promote the advantages of National Socialism to the people, it soon became the world's largest tourism operator of the 1930s.

KdF was supposed to bridge the class divide by making middle-class leisure activities available to the masses. This was underscored by having cruises with passengers of mixed classes and having them, regardless of social status, draw lots for allocation of cabins.

Another less ideological goal was to boost the German economy by stimulating the tourist industry out of its slump from the 1920s. It was quite successful up until the outbreak of World War II. By 1934, over two million Germans had participated on a KdF trip; by 1939 the reported numbers lay around 25 million people. The organization essentially collapsed in 1939.

Membership dues

Reisesparkarte (Travel Saving Card)

Reisesparkarte (Travel Saving Card)

Jahreswertkarte (Yearly value stamp)

Berlin's Theater Community

KdF Kulturgemeinde (KdF Cultural Community)

Berlin's Theater Community

KdF saving card revenues.

KdF Volkswagen saving card.

NOTE: This saving card is Gebührenfrei (no fee).

KdF Volkswagen saving card.

NOTE: This saving card is NOT Gebührenfrei (1 RM revenue [preprinted]).

KdF Wagen Sparkarte sales papers (not for the above saving card)

KdF Volkswagen saving card for Oscar Sohmer.

NOTE: This saving card is Gebührenfrei (no fee).

Preliminary information

KdF Wagen Sparkarte sales papers for the above saving card.

Full sheet KdF Wagen Sparkarte revenues

Sportamt. Der NS Gemeinschaft Kraft durch Freude

Sports Office. The NS community Power through Joy

Jahressportskarte. Der NS Gemeinschaft Kraft durch Freude. Reichsportsamt.

Membership card. The NS community Power through Joy

Jahressportskarte. Der NS Gemeinschaft Kraft durch Freude. Reichsportsamt.

Membership card. The NS community Power through Joy


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Propaganda postcard for

NS-Gemeinschaft Kraft durch Freude


Gemeinschaft Deutscher Sammler e.V

Community of German collectors e.V


NS Betriebszellenorganisation

National Socialist Factory Cell Organization

The Nationalsozialistische Betriebszellenorganisation (National Socialist Factory Cell Organization) was a workers organization in Nazi Germany.

In 1927, some NSDAP workers in large factories, located mostly in the Berlin area, joined together as an alternative to democratic and Christian labor unions. The NSBO was established in 1928 by these groups.

On January 15, 1931, the NSBO was declared a "Reichsbetriebszellenabteilung" (German Reich Factory Cell Organization) of the Nazi Party. It began to increase its membership by means of aggressive campaigns, which included both propaganda and violence, under the war-cry: "Hinein in die Betriebe!" (Into the Factories!), which was shortened to "Hib".

The NSBO had overall little success among German organized workers, except in certain regions where they supported strikes, such as the transport strike in Berlin. As a result of the "Hib" campaign, the NSBO increased its membership to only about 300,000 by the end of 1931, while the Democratic and Christian labor unions had still well over 5 million members.

Some sections of the NSBO had an ideology similar to National Bolshevism. They believed that after the "national revolution" occurred, a "social revolution" had to follow, to do away with the existing elites. This attitude earned them sympathies in some places, like in Nordhorn, a textile industrial city in the county of Bentheim, where the NSBO defeated the formerly strong Communist labor unions in the industrial worker council elections in 1933. The NSBO's methods then included using armed violence in order to offset a salary reduction in a particular factory.

After all non-Nazi trade unions were oulawed by decree on the May 2, 1933, the NSBO became the only official workers' organization in Germany. This moment of glory, however, was short, for the German Labour Front (DAF) was established a few days later. More organized and better represented at national level, the DAF ended up absorbing the NSBO in 1935.

Vorläusiger Mitgliedsausweiss

Temporary Membership ID


Membership card


Membership card


NS Dozentenbund

National Socialist Teachers League

The NSDDB emerged in 1935 from the National Socialist Teachers League and was established on the basis of an order of the Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess; its purpose being, the exertion of influence on the universities and the political control of higher education. Massive influence was applied especially on appointments to staff positions. District leaders had a decisive role in the acceptance of an Habilitationsschrift, which was a prerequisite to attaining the rank of Privatdozent necessary to becoming a university lecturer. The expulsion of the Jewish scientists from the universities was substantially carried out by the activists of the Lecturers League.


Membership card


NS Deutsche Fronkämpfer Bund (Stahlhelm)

League of Front Soldiers (Steel Helmet)

The Stahlhelm, Bund der Frontsoldaten ("Steel Helmet, League of Front Soldiers", also known in short form as Der Stahlhelm) was one of the many paramilitary organizations that arose after the German defeat of World War I. It was part of the "Black Reichswehr" and in the late days of the Weimar Republic operated as the armed branch of the national conservative German National People's Party (DNVP), placed at party gatherings in the position of armed security guards (Saalschutz).

After the Nazi seizure of power on 30 January 1933, the new authorities urged for a merge into the party's Sturmabteilung (SA) paramilitary organization.

The Stahlhelm was not eager to come under Hitler's command and it was not until 1934 the Nazis succeeded to integrate the Stahlhelm in the course of the "voluntary" Gleichschaltung process: the organization was renamed Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Frontkämpferbund (League of National Socialist Frontline-Fighters) while large parts were merged into the SA as Wehrstahlhelm, Reserve I and Reserve II contingents. The remaining Frontkämpferbund veterans' units were finally dissolved by decree of Adolf Hitler on 7 November 1935.

Membership card dues

Mitgliedsbuch (Membership Book)


NS Deutscher Marinebund

NS German Marine Association

League of Front Soldiers Ladies Association postcard

Membership card dues.

The colours of the stamps:

Green: 1938

Yellow: 1939

Blue: 1940

Black: 1941

Red: 1942

Membership card


NS Ärtzebund

NS German Medical Association

The National Socialist German Medical Association (NSDÄB, also: NSD-Ärztebund) was the medical organization and besides SA and SS, also third Kampforganisation of the NSDAP.

The NSDÄB was founded at the Reichsparteitag 1929 on the initiative of the Ingolstadt doctor and publisher Ludwig Liebl. He was also the first chairman for three years. The self-understanding of the NSDÄB was not that of a representative, but of a campaign organization. As such, he developed the essential "scientific" foundations of the National Socialist Health Policy, which culminated in racial hygienic euthanasia of "undervalued life."

The NSDÄB followed in its organizational structure the structure of the NSDAP. Since 1932 Gerhard Wagner was the leader of the NSDÄB, in 1934 he received the title of Reichsärzteführer. In 1935 he carried out the rigorous equalization of the medical associations and contributed to the draft of the Nuremberg Laws; Hitler, however, defused the draft of the NSDÄB again on the eve of the law. Thus, a forced separation of "Mishhen" and a prohibition of marriage should also be part of the laws for "quarter Jews", but this was deleted after Hitler's intervention. After Wagner's sudden death in 1939 at the age of 51, Leonardo Conti took over his position. On October 13, 1942, the NSDÄB was active for the duration of the war. At that time, it had about 46,000 members.


Membership card