BACKGROUND: The female version of the male RAD, Reichsarbeitsdienst, (National Labor Service), was originally established in February 1933 and was considered a sub-section of the National Sozialistches Frauenschaft, (National Socialist Women's Organization). In April 1936 the female labor service was dissociated with the NS Frauenschaft and was given the official designation, RADwj, Reichsarbeitsdienst der weiblichen Jugend, (National Labor Service for Young females). Government regulations of June 26TH 1935 dictated compulsory service in the RAD or RADwJ but due to a lack of trained leaders the compulsory service for females wasn't enacted until September 4TH 1939. All females who has served honorably in the RADwJ were awarded a Commemorative Service Brooch on completing their service time.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A finely detailed, 45mm wide and 35mm tall, horizontally oval, injection molded zinc brooch with a silver wash. The brooch features embossed stylized "rope" coils surrounding a central recessed, ribbed, circular field which encompassing an embossed, canted swastika flanked by embossed sheaths of wheat on a pebbled background field. Maker marked.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $35.00

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