Starting in 1938, the Reichsarbeitsdienst provided auxiliary support to the German military. Young women received a commemorative brooch upon the completion of their service period. This silvered piece is a convex, pressed zinc, oval scarf pin with a mobile swastika set over 2 stylized ears of barley on a stippled circle ringed by 2 sets of outlined raised circles. A set of 14 raised connecting dotted line spirals of varying sizes surround the circle. There are 2 dotted lines around the rim. A hinged C-clasp is riveted to the back, which has embossed manufacturer’s marks; J.B.u.Co. indicating Josef Bergs und Co. Gablonz The piece measures approx. 38 x 35 mm. The front of this badge has a Beautiful Gunmetal Blue/Black patina, whereas the reverse is a nice frosty silver. The pin, C-clasp, and hinge are all complete and fully functional.
A gorgeous example in nearly impossible to upgrade condition!