DAF (German: "German Work Front")

Nazi "labour" organisation for German workers, founded in May 1933.

The DAF was created following the dissolution of all German labour unions. The aim of the organisation was to gather workers, white collar workers, employers and small independent businessmen in a national socialist popular fellowship.

The DAF also sought to provide for the social and cultural interests of the workers through sub-organisations such as Kraft durch Freude ("Strength through happiness"), which dealt with vacation and leisure activities, and Schönheit der Arbeit ("Beauty of work"), which dealt with issues concerning the work environment.

During the Nazi regime, membership in the DAF was de facto obligatory. In 1942, during the tenure of Robert Ley as leader of the DAF, the membership culminated at 25 million.

The DAF was dissolved in 1945.

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