Female Auxiliary Photographs

Discussions on the role played by and situation of women in the Third Reich not covered in the other sections. Hosted by Vikki.
User avatar
Geoff Walden
Member
Posts: 2490
Joined: 29 Mar 2002 14:50
Location: South of the Mason-Dixon Line

SS Fernschreiberin

Post by Geoff Walden » 25 Oct 2006 19:10

SS Fernschreiberin in FHA Berlin

("Der Freiwillige," January 1975)
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Heimatschuss
Member
Posts: 2597
Joined: 22 May 2006 22:50
Location: Deutschland

Post by Heimatschuss » 27 Oct 2006 17:01

Very nice Geoff,

here are some pictures of something not so nice: Captivity!

All from http://www.corbis.com

Best regards
Torsten
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Heimatschuss
Member
Posts: 2597
Joined: 22 May 2006 22:50
Location: Deutschland

Post by Heimatschuss » 27 Oct 2006 17:11

Some fine portraits.

Can't say much about the first one, the second one is presumably a Flakwaffenhelferin because of the uniform.

Sources:
Upper pic: http://www.ebay.de auction 230040238925
Lower pic: http://www.ebay.de auction 170038547956
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Heimatschuss
Member
Posts: 2597
Joined: 22 May 2006 22:50
Location: Deutschland

Post by Heimatschuss » 27 Oct 2006 17:33

Two samples of the grey work dress that was introduced during the war.

Sources:
Upper pic: http://www.ebay.de (old auction)
Lower pic: http://www.ebay.de auction 230039539671
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Heimatschuss
Member
Posts: 2597
Joined: 22 May 2006 22:50
Location: Deutschland

Post by Heimatschuss » 27 Oct 2006 20:10

AAARRGGHH!!!!

Look at this!!! What a security nightmare!!!

Helferinnen playing around on the rifle range and an extra cool guy (notice sunglasses) 'supervising' the whole thing.
I bet he's a lieutenant! That geek is aparently suffering from a severe case of pheromone poisoning.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Heimatschuss
Member
Posts: 2597
Joined: 22 May 2006 22:50
Location: Deutschland

Post by Heimatschuss » 27 Oct 2006 20:19

Well, so much for security drill for today.

Of course I noticed that the Helferinnen are using a pneumatic rifle (at least I pray they do) but even that's sufficient to ruin your target's eye.
The photos are not connected. The upper one is from Winniza (Ukraine) where the Führerhauptquartier (plus lots of other offices) was situated in summer 1942. The lower one it from Belgium.

Sources:
Upper pic: http://www.ebay.de (auction 230039541471)
Lower pic: http://www.ebay.de (old auction)

Best regards
Torsten

User avatar
Vikki
Forum Staff
Posts: 3300
Joined: 08 Jul 2003 01:35
Location: Amerika

Post by Vikki » 28 Oct 2006 03:40

Heimatschuss wrote:Some fine portraits.

Can't say much about the first one ....
She's Luftwaffe---No wreath around the Swastika on the cap eagle. And the eagle is on the cap rather than on the turnback.

The second photo is notable too in that the cockade is on the woman's cap.

Great photos, Torsten!

~Vikki

User avatar
Vikki
Forum Staff
Posts: 3300
Joined: 08 Jul 2003 01:35
Location: Amerika

Post by Vikki » 28 Oct 2006 03:51

But this one.....

[Grave of Elfriede Pohl.jpg]

.....is fantastic!!!


~Vikki

User avatar
Vesper
Member
Posts: 495
Joined: 25 Feb 2003 17:12
Location: Great Britain

Re: SS Fernschreiberin

Post by Vesper » 06 Nov 2006 03:38

Geoff Walden wrote:SS Fernschreiberin in FHA Berlin

("Der Freiwillige," January 1975)
Aaah she is quite beautiful! 8O

Such is the strange & sad romance of history.:roll:


~Vesper

User avatar
sylvieK4
Member
Posts: 3089
Joined: 13 Mar 2002 17:29

Post by sylvieK4 » 06 Nov 2006 17:48

Here are two from ebay...1. Luftschutz, 2. Luftwaffe

1.
Image

2.
Image

User avatar
Vesper
Member
Posts: 495
Joined: 25 Feb 2003 17:12
Location: Great Britain

Re: SS Fernschreiberin

Post by Vesper » 08 Nov 2006 14:35

Geoff Walden wrote:SS Fernschreiberin in FHA Berlin

("Der Freiwillige," January 1975)
Is there any more information about this girl? I'm very curious as to what became of her, I wonder if she made it out of Berlin before the end?

BTW, all the other photos are great too! :wink:

Regards,

~Vesper

User avatar
Heimatschuss
Member
Posts: 2597
Joined: 22 May 2006 22:50
Location: Deutschland

Post by Heimatschuss » 10 Nov 2006 16:44

Hello,

recently I found this nice group of auxiliaries.

The lady on the left is a Führerin rank (leader, roughly equivalent to NCOs and officers). Note the collar piping and the aluminium pip on the collar. But she's missing any insignia on the lower sleeves. According to Davis' book on Luftwaffe uniforms any female holder of a service command position was entitled to one or two strips of aluminium cloth there. Am I correct to infer from this that she is a Heimleiterin (head of a Helferinnen home)?
She also seems to sport a small decoration on the left breast. Perhaps a Kriegsverdienstkreuz (KVK, war merit cross)?

The girl on the right with the two chevrons is an Oberhelferin (senior auxiliary) from the Flugmeldedienst (plane spotter service).
This branch also comprised the whole intruder tracking organization.

The picture must be from 1944 (or later) because of the jackets the girls (except the Führerin) are wearing.

The Luftwaffe guy on the right is a Oberfeldwebel (staff sergeant). Don't mess with him (or his girls).

Source:
http://www.ebay.com Item number: 300042638952

Best regards
Torsten
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
ancasta
Member
Posts: 159
Joined: 25 Mar 2004 01:22
Location: United Kingdom

Post by ancasta » 10 Nov 2006 17:01

Actually the above photo was taken before 1944, as the new-style M44 was issued to the ladies after February 1944. Love to know what the woman on the right is thinking though in the above photo :lol:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by ancasta on 10 Nov 2006 17:57, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
ancasta
Member
Posts: 159
Joined: 25 Mar 2004 01:22
Location: United Kingdom

Post by ancasta » 10 Nov 2006 17:56

Got some more pics though:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
ancasta
Member
Posts: 159
Joined: 25 Mar 2004 01:22
Location: United Kingdom

Post by ancasta » 10 Nov 2006 18:10

You may also like to look at this article about a female nachtrichten prisoner at Arnhem. Love to find out what happened to her in the end:
http://home.hetnet.nl/~witie/Female%20POW.htm

Return to “Women in the Reich”