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Hello there fellow collectors. I have a project for those of you fine people who can read German handwriting. I acquired this nice DAF book that goes right through 1944 but I can't decipher much about it. If anyone can translate the writing and details it would be really cool. Thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers,

Pat

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Some more pics to decipher...

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And a couple more, quite a few stamps survived, a pity some came off. Thanks for looking.

Pat

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Hello Pat:

Thanks for showing these. As you know the DAF or Deutsche Arbeits Front became the huge umbrella Labor Union in Germany after the separate labor unions were dissolved . The head was Dr.Robert Ley, a suicide in Nuremberg at the beginning of the trials.

1. the first two pages of this membership booklet shows particulars of the person to whom this booklet belongs, a Mr. Paul Neumann, no profession indicated with the birth dates etc. , the second page gives his profession as Obering. or Senior Engineer.The third indicates prior membership in other unions.

2 and 3 : shows the membership dues as paid by the stamps inserted, a German method to indicate dues paid up or not. Also an entry that due to some arrangement his membership dues are reduced.

I hope this helps,

Bernhard H. Holst

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Thanks Bernhard,

I have a couple of these DAF books now, maybe the start of a new line of collecting for me. In the past I have stayed away from paper items but it is interesting to decipher the stories that are attached to the books.

Later,

Pat

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