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Third Reich “Werkfrauengruppe” Cufftitle

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Third Reich “Werkfrauengruppe” Cufftitle-This one was lost on me so I will just post what I found on a well-known forum;

The Werkfrauengruppen were formed in 1936 by the Frauenamt der DAF [Women's Office of the German Labor Front]. These were groups of female DAF activists in individual businesses and as such something like the female equivalent to the male Werkscharen. The focus of their work was to be in the field of cultural and social activities (mostly after-work) for their respective company's employees, the aim being to further a sense of community and comradeship within the workforce. They were also in engaged in more general (non-factory-specific) activities like sending gift parcels to soldiers at the frontline etc. In a speech at the 1937 ReichsparteitagReichsfrauenführerin Gertrud Scholz-Klink elaborated:

…last year, we have united 22,000 young female laborers over 21 years of age in the Werkfrauengruppen. In festive days for the company, they are to make the hours of community more beautiful, in hard days, they are to be a support and pillar for the company - however, at all times, they are to keep building the bridges to all other women of the nation and to the people's binding communal duties."

The Werkfrauengruppen were not uniformed in the sense of the term, although the wearing of a more or less identical clothing ["Gleichtracht"] within a business was encouraged. However, this was to be of a clearly civilian nature ["rein zivilen Charakter"], so it would be a bit odd to adorn that with a cufftitle. (Perhaps it was intended for a uniform that was never implemented or worn by personnel authorized to wear a political uniform - such as that of the NS-Frauenschaft - if they were also involved in the Werkfrauengruppen?)

The cufftitle's blue borders appear to signify a duty assignment at local level.

Thank you to the War Relics forum for this information. This is produced in woven blue cloth with woven silver script and blue cloth border trim. There is some staining but otherwise it is in excellent condition!