Original German WWII German DAF Labor Front 47" x 52" Fringed Flag with Überherrn 2 Town Marking
Original Item: Only One Available. The DAF (Deutsche Arbeitsfront or German Labor Front) was a National Socialist trade union that supplanted independent unions once the Nazis had come to power in Germany. This 47" x 52" Fringed Flag was most likely originally displayed on a pole inside DAF offices. It appears to be made of woven red wool, with cotton white and black DAF emblems on each side. The fringe is silver bullion, and is relatively heavy. It still has several metal hanger rings installed on the header, which were used to secure it to a pole.
The upper left corner of the flag has an olive 7" x 8" wool backed patch with a blue border that reads:
Überherrn is a municipality in the district of Saarlouis, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated along the river Bist on the border with France . This marking indicates that the flag was used by the union in that town during the WWII Period.
The flag does have damage due to wear and moth, which can be seen in the photographs. The colors however are still quite nice, and the age toning really gives it a great look. Most of these that we see were removed hastily, and either had the hangers cut or torn off, but this example is still intact. A great piece of third reich memorabilia!
With the dissolution of all Free Trade Unions in Germany in May 1933 the Deutsche Arbeitsfront, (German Labor Front), was established to replace the unions and to educate the workers in industry and commerce for smooth and efficient operation of all labor in the Third Reich. In October 1934 the DAF was given official status as a sub-section of the NSDAP and in March 1936 it was recognized as an independent NSDAP affiliated association and granted control of its own monetary budget. With this money it was able to procure it's own signs and other insignia.
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