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The original owner of this wonderful large lot of Third Reich material was pretty blond 20 year old Ilse Spies, born 26 July 1920 in Solingen, the daughter of butcher Wilhelm Spies in the part of Solingen called Ohligs. These original Nazi era photos and documents provide a wonderful view into the life of an enthusiastic young National Socialist woman. The material and the photo captions show she was well-organized, detail oriented, fun-loving and clearly believed in Führer und Vaterland.
Ilse Spies' original Third Reich oil cloth Führerschein or driving permit with original over-stamped photo is included. It was issued at the Police Station of Solingen on 4 August 1939. She must have been a determined young lady as very few 19 year olds had driving licenses in the Third Reich in 1939!
The wonderful original 9-1/2 x 13-1/4 inch, 32-page RAD Meine Dienstzeit photo album with 140 photos chronicles her labor service at Tribsees in Pommern (Pommerania), far away from her home in Solingen.
The first page has a photo of Ilse Spies in her RAD uniform sitting on a rock in front of the RAD barracks where she lived from April to September of 1940. She carefully photographed the entrance of the RAD camp, the barracks, the official RAD flags, her fellow Arbeitsmaiden and RAD Leader, the young ladies she shared her barracks with, etc.
There are many group photos (girls wearing their uniform, but also in pajamas, and during a picnic drinking beer), playing sports, outings on bicycle, as well as photographs of the farm where she worked, the farmers and their children, with cows, pigs, horses, etc.
During an outing away from Tribsees she stayed at the General-Ludendorff Jugendherberge, a Youth Hostel with a big eagle and swastika on the front at the historic town of Demmin (where the Russian Army wreaked havoc in April of 1945). The card she sent home from there on 10 June 1940 and her photos of the youth hostel are also in this album.
Ilse Spies also went on dates in the city of Stralsund and there are several snapshots of her and three of her RAD girlfriends with two Waffen-SS men and a Kriegsmarine sailor! There are also photos of an RAD excursion to the historic Hanseatic city of Rostock. Several loose photographs in the back have the stamp of a photo shop in Tribsees in the back.
According to her Reichsarbeitsdienst Paß with original ID photo, Ilse Spies fulfilled her obligatory Nazi Labor Service satisfactorily between 9 April and 28 September 1940. She gave her oath to the Führer on 1 May 1940, and her RAD ID was issued by the Reichsarbeitsdienst Meldeamt Stralsund in Pommern, near Tribsees.
There is also the 1939 second expanded edition of the Nazi RAD songbook Lieder der Arbeitsmaiden published by the Reichsleitung des Reichsarbeitsdienstes, Arbeitsdienst für die Weibliche Jugend. This 5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inch, 240 page hard cover Nazi songbook with foreword by head of the Reichsarbeitsdienst Konstantin Hierl is fully indexed and has the lyrics and musical notes to all the important songs RAD girls needed to know. Inside the back cover are a few handwritten notes with song lyrics, typed song lyrics and the lyrics of the song Nun lasst die Fahne fliegen! torn from a newspaper. Ilse Spies wrote her name inside the front cover.
In the photo album we also found one additional ID photo of Ilse Spies from a photo studio called Foto-Tempo in Solingen with the date 5 October 1939 stamped on the back and a handwritten note with her blood type.
By 1943 Ilse Spies was back in Solingen in the western part of Germany as this lot also includes a rare 4 x 5-3/4 inch, one-sided official confirmation card that she had shown up for Reichsverteidigung Aufgaben or duties to defend the Reich!
Also included in this lot is an original 9 x 11-3/4 inch two-sided calendar for the year 1940 with a photo of an Arbeitsmaiden helping with the harvest on one side, and two Wehrmacht soldiers on horseback on the other. Four original Third Reich female labor service color postcards with Hans Retzlaff images of RAD girls working on farms are included as well. Three were never used and one was mailed by Ilse Spies to her family in Solingen on 18 June 1940.
A treasure trove of absolutely unique, original Third Reich material!
NAZI RAD-WJ SERVICE PHOTO ALBUM WITH RAD ID, DRIVING LICENSE,
SONG BOOK & POSTCARDS
A FANTASTIC NAZI PHOTO ALBUM OF THE REICHSARBEITSDIENST -WEIBLICHE JUGEND SERVICE
OF A YOUNG WOMAN, HER RAD ID, SONGBOOK, 1939 DRIVING LICENSE, 1940 CALENDAR AND POSTCARDS,
AND EVEN A PHOTO OF RAD GIRLS AND THEIR SS DATES!
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