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[A new class (year-group) of young German women enters service.  Here, the class of 1922 is (seen) mustering for Reichs Labor Service, and two weeks later these young women were already working as Labor Girls and helping with rebuilding.]

Image ID: 3975572

[A new class (year-group) of young German women enters service. Here, the class of 1922 is (seen) mustering for Reichs ... (1940)

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Image Title

:  [A new class (year-group) of young German women enters service. Here, the class of 1922 is (seen) mustering for Reichs Labor Service, and two weeks later these young women were already working as Labor Girls and helping with rebuilding.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 209

Notes

: Picture caption: "Ein neuer Jahrgang der weiblichen Jugend Deutschlands tritt zum Dienst an. Hier wird der Jahrgang 1922 für den Arbeitsdienst gemustert, und ein paar Wochen später werden diese jungen Mädchen schon als Arbeitsmaiden am Wiederaufbau mithelfen." Note 2.) Picture caption: "Ein neuer Jahrgang der weiblichen Jugend Deutschlands tritt zum Dienst an. Hier wird der Jahrgang 1922 für den Arbeitsdienst gemustert, und ein paar Wochen später werden diese jungen Mädchen schon als Arbeitsmaiden am Wiederaufbau mithelfen." Note 3.) Title translates German picture caption Note 4.) The idea of "classes" or "year groups" was common in European countries with a tradition of compulsory military service. The terms referred to male students who graduated in the same year and thus did their required years of military service together. They then passed into the reserves, from which they could be recalled as needed for further duty. This would be referred to, for example, as the Army "calling up the Class of 1922". The fac ....
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Original Source

: From Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper & Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.

Source

: Eye on the Reich : German propaganda photographs, 1939-1942. / 1940

Source Description

: 220 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 10.5 x 14.5 cm.

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC EYE 1940

Digital ID

: 3975572

Record ID

: 2063538

Digital Item Published

: 4-13-2012

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