Here’s an early DAF Unit Standard that is in great condition. It has six out of seven pre-RZM hanging rings. The gold bullion fringe is in very nice condition. The colors are nice and clean throughout. There is a very minor stain in one of the white swastikas roundel fields and the Cantons have a few small moth nips (see pictures). It measures approximately 51″ by 45″. Overall this is a very nice piece that will display beautifully in any collection.
The Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) was the National Socialist trade union organization which replaced the various independent trade unions of the Weimar Republic after Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. After the Nazi-organized 1933 May Day labor celebrations, the Third Reich not only nationalized all trade unions, but decreed union membership as a mandatory duty, forcing every worker to join the state-operated union.