Arbeitsfront 1

Die Deutsche Arbeitsfront (Germany) / c. 1941

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Design: The lettering at the top reads: "Our Christmas Carols," while the label name, printed across the green banner, reads: "The German Labour Front (Community of Force through Joy)." Gothic lettering was commonly used in Germany for books and newspapers until well after WWII (during the first half of the 20th century, German type foundries issued more Gothic fonts than Roman) even though in 1941 the Nazis officially denounced 'Schwabacher-Judenlettern' as being of Jewish origin (!). In fact, confident of achieving world domination, the Nazis realized that Roman lettering would have to be utilized for administration.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Kjell Thorsen of Norway, who notes that these records were supplied to German soldiers serving at the front during WWII.

Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):

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