A fine original WWII German Reichsbund der Deutschen Beamten (Federation of German Civil Servants Badge) membership badge. Clearly maker marked RZM M1/14 (Matth. Oescbsler & Sohn, Ansbach) on the reverse. Working pin and catch. 27 mm in width.


The Reichsbund der Deutschen Beamten (RDB), meaning "Reich Federation of German Civil Servants", also known as NS-Beamtenbund (National Socialist Civil Servants Federation), was the trade union for German State Officials during the Third Reich. The RDB was established as an organization affiliated to the Nazi party in October 1933. Its leader was Herman Neef. Neef had been previously leading the RDB's predecessor organisation, Deutscher Beamtenbund German Civil Service Federation, which had been founded in December 1918.


Although it was not compulsory for RDB members to be Nazi party members, most of them chose to be. In addition to the training and development of its members, the RDB ensured that German Civil Servants toed the line of the Nazi Party.

WWII German Reichsbund der Deutschen Beamten (RDB) Membership Badge (RZM M1/14)

SKU: GER0065