WW2 German Clothing Ration Cards

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The first wartime clothing card for a girl aged 3 to 14 years old. This particular one is for Munich (note the Nazi-era city coat-of-arms: the Munich monk, outside the medieval gate at Sendlinger Tor with the Nazi eagle above). It was valid until the end of October 1940. The owner is reminded that the card is not transferable and that misuse will be punished.

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Interior of the first wartime card. 

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Rear of the first clothing card: Only buy what you really need! All the coupons are valid until the 31st November 1940 – but use them in numerical order.

The first clothing card, issued in 1939. The green colour signifies that it is for a young boy – in this case Karl Albert Heid, who was living in Haupt Straße 48, Neupotz – in the district of Germersheim, Rhineland-Pfalz

 

 

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In 1943 the 4th wartime clothing card was issued, this particular one is from the Saarbrücken authorities and is valid until June 30th 1944. Again, the green colour is for a child aged 3 to 15 years old.

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Interior of the card. A few coupons have been used for shoes. The purple stamp refers to a Hitler-Youth shirt of the type worn in winter (Very dark blue wool, as opposed to the summer weight one which was of brown cotton). The main body of text refers to how many coupons are needed for specific items of clothing. Sewing materials – Nähmittel – also require coupons.

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Front and rear views of the 4th clothing card.