Female Golden Party Badge

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Post by Vikki » 27 Dec 2006 04:10

Yes, Mike, great information! Thanks!

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Post by coburg22 » 27 Dec 2006 05:02

Mike,

Thank you for adding to my list of three recipients in regards to my question. I
noticed you said Sister Pia was not on the list. Did she have a low party number
because I noticed that there were some recipients of the Blood Order who did
not qualify for the badge due to a high membership number? Thanks in advance.

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Post by coburg22 » 27 Dec 2006 05:04

Matt,

Thank you for your reply as well. I look foward to seeing your list.

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 27 Dec 2006 11:36

Coburg
This is possible.
The high or low NSDAP party number does NOT guarentee a Golden Party Badge. Yes the number will be under 100,000 as we know but continuous dues paying membership weeds out over 70% of these!
A Blood order could be won, say, by a member with higher number but who was imprisoned for political crimes in Austria for 12 months. This would be 2nd issue Blood order of course.

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Post by coburg22 » 27 Dec 2006 15:36

Matt,

Thank you for the clarification regarding the Golden Party Badge and the Blood Order.

Jack

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Post by Heimatschuss » 22 Jan 2007 01:20

Hello,

here's Johanna Wolf with her Golden Party Badge.

http://www.ullsteinbild.de has several other photos of her including some from the same Walter Frentz series.

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 27 Jan 2007 11:08

Thats a damn fine photo!

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Post by Heimatschuss » 17 Jan 2008 23:38

Hello,

another female recipient of the Golden Party Badge was Luise von Oertzen, Generalhauptführerin of the German Red Cross and Generaloberin (Matron General?) of the DRK Schwesternschaften (nurse sororities?)

Source: http://www.drk.de/generalsekretariat/oertzen.htm

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Post by Phil Nix » 22 Jan 2008 11:46

Add
Margarethe Genzken wife of SS Gf Dr Karl Genzken
Elisabeth Höfle wife of SS Ogf Hermann Höfle
Sybille Rediess wsife of SS Ogf Wilhelm Rediess
Anneliese Bertling wife of SS Of Heinz Bertling
Elfriede Conti wife of SS Ogf Dr :Leonardo Conti
Regina Fiehler wife of SS Ogf Karl Fiehler
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Post by Matt Gibbs » 24 Jan 2008 00:48

Super Phil, thanks ever so! I take they are really early party numbers going by husbands names!

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Post by coburg22 » 26 Jan 2008 18:58

Hello,

Has anyone by chance come across information regarding to Sister Pia being a Golden Party Badge Recipient yet? I thought it was interesting that not only was she a recipient of the Blood Order but also found her name on the list of Coburg Badge recipients with two other women.

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Re: Female Golden Party Badge

Post by Heimatschuss » 06 Apr 2008 10:28

Hi to all the friends of the Golden Party Badge,

by chance I found another recipient of the badge: Reichspost-Inspektorin Elise Spengler.
Some short info on her life:

Born May 1875, her father is a Bavarian senior forrester.
April 1898 joins Postal Service.
April 1920 promoted to Post-Sekretärin. (Maximum rank women could reach in the Weimar Republic.)
March 1925 joins NSDAP
August 1930 joins NS Frauenschaft
October 1933 becomes donating member of the SS (förderndes Mitglied) (!)
1934 joins Reichsluftschutzbund
April 1935 joins NSV
October 1937 joins Reichskolonialbund
1938 receives Golden Party Badge
1938 promoted to Post-Inspektorin without even passing the required exam. (i.e. jumps from officials' middle level career track to officials' elevated level career track.) Inspektorin was the maximum rank women could achieve in the Reichspost during the Third Reich.
Spengler dies February 1942.

Source:
Ursula D. Nienhaus
Von der (Ohn)Macht der Frauen. Postbeamtinnen 1933 - 1945
in: Lerke Gravenhorst, Carmen Tatschmurat (Eds.): Töchter-Fragen. NS-Frauen-Geschichte.; Kore Verlag Traute Hensch; Freiburg; 1990; p.193 - 210

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Post by Heimatschuss » 06 Apr 2008 11:10

Hello James,

coburg22 wrote:Has anyone by chance come across information regarding to Sister Pia being a Golden Party Badge Recipient yet?


The photo below dates April 19th, 1939 and the place on her coat where the Golden Party Badge should be is empty so at least until 1939 Sister Pia obviously didn't get it.

Source: http://www.ullsteinbild.de

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Re: Female Golden Party Badge

Post by deutschesfraulein » 06 May 2008 06:01

In a bio. on Magda the author seemed to explain that she was the only woman to be awarded a Gold Party Badge. Whether or not this is true, I am unsure.

Direct quote from Magda Goebbels by Anja Klabunde pg.319:
"the gold party insignia was the highest honour that a woman ever received in the Third Reich."

This was the sentence that came after a description of Hitler giving Magda the badge during his last goodbyes.

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Post by Thomasine » 21 May 2008 19:33

As far as I have been able to establish, Eleonore Bauer were not awarded the GPB, at official party functions she wore the Blutorder and the Oberlandkreutz as can be seen on official photos.

She received the Blutorder on November 8, 1934 at a memorial in the Bürgerbräukeller and Hitler presented the order to her personally.

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