|RADwJ 1/142 Dumzin, Germany - 1941|
|RADwJ 1/142 Dumzin, Germany|
Kindergarten Class 1941
|In 1937, there were about 25,000 Arbeitsmaiden|
|RADwJ Women making gas masks|
© Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz/ Germin
|RAD Lager 1/142 - Dumzin, Germany|
While 3 were nurses (Gesundheitshelferin),
|And one Camp Leader (Lagerführerin) - here she is teaching class|
The camp leaders and nurses received a regular salary while the Arbeitsmaiden received 0.20 RM per day.
There were thirteen RADwJ districts. The first German town is the name of the district, followed by the seat (location) of the district headquarters. Later on, another 20 districts were added to conform to the male RAD/M districts.
2 Pomerania - Stettin
3 Nordmark - Schwerin in Mecklenburg
4 Kurmark - Berlin
5 Schlesien - Breslau
6 Mitteldeutschland - Weimar
7 Sachsen - Dresden
8 Niedersachsen - Hannover
9 Westfalen - Dortmund
10 Koblenz - Rheinland
11 Hessen - Wiesbaden
12 Südwestdeutschland - Stuttgart
13 Bayern – München
Another brooch is known to be round in shape with the swastika in the center surrounded not only by the ears of barley, but also whole stalks on a textured background. The flat edge bore in the old German Sütterlin script: “Arbeit für den Volk, Adelt dich Selbst, Deutscher Frauenarbeitsdienst,” (Work for our People, Enoble Yourselves, German Women’s Labor Service). Nothing else is known about these brooches except that these brooches bear serial numbers suggesting they were a form of an award whose issue was regulated.
Piping: The rank of the Maidenunterführerin wore silver/black mixed cord piping to the collar. This eventually changed to a plain silver cord for the ranks of Maidenführerin. Gold was for the rank of Stabsführerin to Stabshauptführerin.