EXCELLENT LOT OF FOURTEEN OFFICIAL 1938 N.S.R.L.

(REICH COMMITTEE FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING) PERIODICALS

DER DIETWART

VERY INTERESTING PHOTO MATERIAL PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF REICHSSPORTFÜHRER HANS VON TSCHAMMER UND OSTEN

Nice Freikorps (Free Corps) photo on the October 1938 issue

Offered for sale is an

EXCELLENT LOT OF FOURTEEN OFFICIAL 1938 N.S.R.L. (REICH COMMITTEE FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING) PERIODICALS

DER DIETWART

VERY INTERESTING PHOTO MATERIAL PUB-LISHED BY ORDER OF REICHSSPORTFÜHRER HANS VON TSCHAMMER UND OSTEN

The term Dietwart was originally coined in Austria at the time when the first Turnvereine (Gymnastic Clubs) were founded. The first part of the word (Diet) means Deutsch (German) in Middle-German dialect and a Wart in Ger-man is not what it means in English, it describes an indi-vidual who is in charge of something (Hauswart = House Keeper; Blockwart = in charge of an apartment block in Nazi Germany, etc.). The Dietwart was in charge of or-ganizing sports events, preparing speeches, etc.

The National Socialists adopted the term Dietwart for the Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübun-gen (NSRL or NS Reich League For Physical Exercise). Under the leadership of Reichssportführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten it was made mandatory that every club had a Dietwart, a Nazi official who made sure that every club member was educated in Nazi ideology, followed the Nazi racial principles, sung national socialist songs, listened to speeches of the Führer, etc. To find out how well the athletes listened they were tested since 1935 in a so called Dietprüfung! These 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inch, between 20-30 page photo periodicals with the same name as the title of the NSRL official was the voice of the Nazi sports organization. The Dietwart was published by Reichsdietwart Kurt Münch only from 1935 until June 1939, then the periodical was changed to a bigger size and published under the new title Volk und Leibesübung. Just like the NSDAP Schulungsbrief or the edution material for Hitler Youth and BdM each issue of the Dietwart contained a lot of Nazi propaganda. Offered here is a nice lot of thirteen issues of this hard to find periodical, all published between April and De-cember of 1938 plus THE VERY LAST ISSUE, pub-lished in June 1939 which contains a full index of all pre-viously published issues!

Aryan maiden training for the 1938 gymnastic festival in Breslau (see also the cover picture above left).

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(REICH COMMITTEE FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING) PERIODICALS

DER DIETWART

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