Camera with "Kraft durch Freude" logo .
A similar emblem was also known on a Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor 54/2
produced in 1928-
Kraft durch Freude (Strength through Joy, KdF) was a large state-
KdF was supposed to bridge the class divide by making middle-
Another less ideological goal was to boost the German economy by stimulating the tourist industry out of its slump from the 1920s. It was quite successful up until the outbreak of World War II. By 1934, over two million Germans had participated on a KdF trip; by 1939 the reported numbers lay around 25 million people. The organization essentially collapsed in 1939, and several projects, such as the massive Prora holiday resort, were never completed.
carrying case of the Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor 54 / 2 has a label stating "property of N.S.G.(nationalsozialistische Gemeinschaft)
Kraft durch Freude, MS Robert Ley.