Straßenbahn-Schaffnerinnen (Tram Conductresses)

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Post by Vikki » 13 Jan 2008 08:33

ilsaSSshewolf wrote:Those women are so pretty in the pictures, it is nice to see a not woman in uniform. From a time when most images are of despair (war).

Ilsa


Well, Ilsa, they were replacing men's work in the war effort. Glad to see that the photos are enjoyed!

Below, a recognition document to a woman from the Kriegshilfsdienst for her service on the Würzburg Strassenbahn.

And a photo of another woman in her RADwJ service, and later, in front of the Breslau Kriegshilfsdienst office.....
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Post by Vikki » 13 Jan 2008 08:49

......and her profession after she emerged from the Kriegshilfsdienst office. Note the Kriegshilfsdienst pin on her uniform in the second pair of photos.

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Post by WolfgangKessler » 24 Jan 2008 17:03

Vikki wrote:"Die Straßenbahnschaffnerin" from the postcard series Frauen Schaffen Für Euch:


Vikki, do you know the artist of that picture?

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Post by Heimatschuss » 24 Jan 2008 18:53

Hello,

WolfgangKessler wrote:
Vikki, do you know the artist of that picture?


The picture was drawn by someone called 'Gagelmann'. First name may be 'Gert' but that's not sure yet. Sorry that's all I know at the moment.

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Post by WolfgangKessler » 24 Jan 2008 22:01

Thanks. I love that art.

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Re: Strassenbahn Schaffnerinnen (Tram Conductresses)

Post by Heimatschuss » 28 Mar 2008 23:12

Hello,

I'd like to add some photos of conductresses I have available. The first one is a shot of an ÜSTRA tram conductress in Hanover from Feb. 2nd, 1943. In the background you can even see a recruitement poster of the Hanover tram company. It's text is hardly readable but says:

Frauen! Mädels!
Meldet Euch beim Arbeitsamt
zur Straßenbahn - Wir suchen
Schaffnerinnen und Wagen-
führerinnen - Mindestalter
18 Jahre - Werkskantine und
Kindergarten vorhanden!
Überlandwerke und Straßenbahnen Hannover Aktiengesellschaft


Translation:
Women! Girls!
Report to the labour office
for working on the tram. We're looking for
conductresses and engine
drivers. Minimum age
18 years. Company kitchen and
kindergarten are available.
Überlandwerke und Straßenbahnen Hannover Aktiengesellschaft


Source:
High-resolution pic once was available from http://www.uestra.de/presse/02Febr1943_ ... erbahn.jpg
A small version still can be found at: http://www.uestra.de/chronik_1937_1945.html
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Re: Strassenbahn Schaffnerinnen (Tram Conductresses)

Post by Heimatschuss » 28 Mar 2008 23:18

The following one is also quite nice. A BDM girl of the Kriegshilfsdienst working as a tram conductress in an unknown city.

Source: http://www.ebay.de auction no. 370021021416

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Re: Strassenbahn Schaffnerinnen (Tram Conductresses)

Post by Heimatschuss » 06 May 2008 23:00

Some more pictures of conductresses:

Top picture:
A bus conductress from Werdau in Saxony.

Bottom picture:
Note the slight difference in these conductresses' caps. Twice the eagle insignia is completely on the front of the cap's crown completely but in case of the rightmost lady it's partially attached to the flap.

Source: http://www.ebay.de auction no. 370005891189

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Re: Strassenbahn Schaffnerinnen (Tram Conductresses)

Post by FRANCY RITTER » 16 Oct 2008 07:35

From ebay exp.auction
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Re: Strassenbahn Schaffnerinnen (Tram Conductresses)

Post by Cherokee Blue » 17 Oct 2008 17:17

Have an Arbeitsbuch where a young woman (20) worked as a schaffnerinnen in Saarbruecken in 41. She had many interesting jobs. The last one being in Nov 42 working in a warehouse. It ends there. :?
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Re: Strassenbahn Schaffnerinnen (Tram Conductresses)

Post by Heimatschuss » 23 Dec 2008 10:18

Hello,

here's another one quite attractive. A RADwJ member working as a conductress for Berlin's BVG (Berliner Verkehrs Gesellschaft)
Source: http://www.ebay.de auction no. 270273030119

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Women tram conductoresess

Post by Phil Nix » 04 Dec 2010 19:38

Female tram conductoresess
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Re: Women tram conductoresess

Post by Hundi » 04 Dec 2010 23:17

Hi Phil!

What is the german name for the profession of those women? btw nice photo :D

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Re: Strassenbahn Schaffnerinnen (Tram Conductresses)

Post by Vikki » 16 Dec 2010 18:54

It is a nice photo, Phil, thanks for posting it!
Hundi wrote: What is the german name for the profession of those women?
They were called Strassenbahn Schaffnerinnen (Tram or Streetcar Conductresses).


I've also merged the posts with an older thread on the topic.

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Re: Strassenbahn Schaffnerinnen (Tram Conductresses)

Post by Hundi » 17 Dec 2010 01:30

Vikki wrote:It is a nice photo, Phil, thanks for posting it!
Hundi wrote: What is the german name for the profession of those women?
They were called Strassenbahn Schaffnerinnen (Tram or Streetcar Conductresses).


I've also merged the posts with an older thread on the topic.

Best,
~Vikki
Ohhh that's the reason that I didn't remember if I posted on this thread 8O so I was confused jeje

jeje Thanks for the help Vikki! :D Now I got it.

Regards.

/Hundi.

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