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Gau award identification please ?

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    Hello all,

    Don't really know where to post this but I believe it is a Table Medal of the Third Reich era so I thought this would be an appropriate place.

    What is this exactly? Recognition for photographer association or something like that?

    William Kramer
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    VDAV is Vereinstag deutscher Arbeitervereine (Congress of the German Workers Association). Fur hervorragende leistungen is for outstanding achievements.
    I'm guessing a photographic club in the VDAV.
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    Gunny,

    I appreciate the information, thank you! Judging from the front, it almost looks like nature photography.

    William Kramer

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    Sorry, but that's a different VDAV.
    Here, VDAV stands for Verband Deutscher Amateurphotographen-Vereine. [Association of German Amateur Photographers' Clubs.]

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    Hi William,

    That is correct. This is a plaque awarded 'For Outstanding Services' by the V.D.A.V. (Verband Deutscher Amateurfotografen Vereine - German Amateur Photographic Society) in the district of Bayern. It may well be pre Third Reich, there are no nazi insignia, so who knows?

    Regards, Ned.

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    Sorry, but that's a different VDAV.
    Here, VDAV stands for Verband Deutscher Amateurphotographen-Vereine. [Association of German Amateur Photographers' Clubs.]
    Nice one!...
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    Ned,

    Might be a rookie question but I had assumed "Gau" was a Third Reich term, is this not true?

    William Kramer
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    Quote by all1knew View Post
    Ned,

    Might be a rookie question but I had assumed "Gau" was a Third Reich term, is this not true?

    William Kramer
    I dunno.....Is it?
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    It is an old Germanic name, revived by the Nazis, but not invented by them.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    It is an old Germanic name, revived by the Nazis, but not invented by them.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thanks, Ade. That would at least estimate this one as Third Reich era though, correct?

    William Kramer

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