A very fine original WWII German "Arbeits Dank" - "Labour Appreciation" membership badge. Enamel is in excellent condition with very little wear, any of which is visible in photos. On the reverse, a working pin and catch along with maker mark and "ges. gesch"
This organization was instituted by the RAD's forerunner, the FAD/NSAD, in November 1933 as a welfare body acting as a form of health insurance for all Labor Service members who had sustained injuries or illness related to their work.
It also assisted poorer Labor Service members with acquiring further education or job skills in order to gain employment after leaving the service. All members of the FAD/NSAD and the later RAD were required to belong and financially contribute to this organization.