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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.

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Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich (1885-1957) (Photographer)
Collection

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

1940

Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1940
Topics
Nazi propaganda
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work
Women -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- Germany
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content : 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."

Content : Title translates German picture caption

Content : 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 fact that Germany was making and using year-groups of its women showed both the thoroughgoing militarization of its society and that this was a time of severe need.

Source note: Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.
Physical Description
Form: Gelatin silver prints ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 117c6b10-c602-012f-d846-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "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." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5dc-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "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." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 3, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5dc-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. 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. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5dc-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

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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.