ICD Classification of Members of Nazi Organizations

Reiterkorps: Membership in this group was considered unimportant unless it was combined with membership in another “important” affiliated organization such as the

SA-Reiterkorps or the SS-Reiterkorps. Both of these required membership in either the SA or the SS.

Hitler Jugend (incl. Bund deutsche Mädchen): Each applicant was to be studied carefully by the ICD. However, it was indicated that a rank above Kameradschaftsführer meant that the applicant was unsuitable for positions in the press, film production, and radio.

NSDStB and ANST: As with some of the other groups that involved young people in National Socialist Germany, applicants with this sort of background needed to be studied individually. So, there was no blanket categorization. There is, however, an indication that they were to be categorized as gray acceptable. What they consider to be decisive factors were the University attended by the individual and whether or not that particular university enforced membership in this group. They noted that some universities had enforced membership for a short period of time and some not at all.

NSDDoB: These were generally considered to be gray unacceptable other than if they had a combined affiliation with another major National Socialist organization. Then they were considered black.

NS Altherrenbund: The ICD considered membership in this group to be meaningless.

NSF (NS Frauenschaft): If an individual had been a member prior to 1936, it was considered meaningless. However, if they had obtained their membership after 1936 they were to be considered gray unacceptable. If they held any sort of rank, regardless of when they joined, they were categorized as black.

DF (Deutsche Frauenwerk): Membership in this group was considered meaningless unless the individual had obtained a rank within the organization, then they were considered gray acceptable.

NSKK: If the individual had been a member of this group from 1931 to 1934, they were considered gray unacceptable. However, after 1934, they were considered to be gray acceptable, unless they had formerly belonged to the Motor SA.

NSFK (NS Fliegerkorps): Members of this group were to be considered gray acceptable, except for those who joined in 1937 because they were members of an SA or SS flying unit.

NS Reichsbund Deutscher Schwestern (Incl. NS-Schwesternschaft): Members of this organization were for the most part gray acceptable with those holding rank being designated as gray unacceptable.

NS Ärtztebund: If an individual held a full membership, they were considered gray unacceptable, as opposed to those who were simply candidates, who were categorized gray acceptable.

RDB (Reichsbund deutschen Beamten): This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

DAF (incl. KdF) This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

NSV: This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

NSKOV (NS Kriegs Opfer Versorgung): This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

NSBDT (NS Bund Deutscher Technik): This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

NSLB (NS Lehrer Bund): This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

NSRB (NS Rechtswahrer Bund): This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

RDB (Reichsbund deutsche Familie): This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

NSRL (NS Reichsbund für Leibesübung): This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

DSt (Deutsche Studentenschaft): This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

NSRK (NS Reichskriegerbund): This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

DG (Deutscher Gemeindetag): This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

Reichsdozentenschaft: This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

Reichskulturkammer (RSK, RPK, RTK, R_K, RK der bildende Künste, RFK): This organization was considered meaningless in terms of categorizing an individual for ICD purposes unless they held rank, which meant they would be categorized as gray unacceptable.

Amerika Institut: Membership in this organization was considered meaningless if it was taken up before 1934, after that, applicants were considered gray acceptable.

Deutsche Akademie München: Membership in this organization was considered meaningless if it was taken up before 1934, after that applicants were considered gray acceptable.

DAI (Deutsches Auslandsinstitut): Membership in this organization was considered meaningless if it was taken up before 1934, after that, applicants were considered gray acceptable.

Deutsche Christenbewegung and Deutsche Glaubensbewegung: With this sort of organization the ICD officers had to be a little bit more careful. If the applicant had been a member of any pagan organization, they would be considered gray unacceptable. If the Fragebogen indicated that the applicant was “Gottesgläubig,” then a careful investigation had to be undertaken to determine whether this meant the applicant was without religion (gottlos), in which case it was meaningless, or whether it meant that he adhered to any pagan organizations.

Deutsche Fichte Bund: Membership before 1934 was meaningless, after which the applicant was considered to be gray acceptable.

Deutsche Jägerschaft: Meaningless, unless the applicant held rank, then they were considered gray acceptable

DRK (Deutsches rote Kreuz): Membership was meaningless in terms of ICD consideration for licensing, unless the applicant held “higher rank.”

Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut: Membership before 1934 was meaningless, after which the applicant was considered to be gray acceptable.

Institut zur Erforschung der Judenfrage: Members of this organization were always classified as black.

Kameradschaft USA: Members of this organization were always classified as black.

Osteuropa Institut: Membership in this organization before 1934 was meaningless in regard to ICD classification. After that they were considered gray acceptable.

Institut für Deutsche Ostarbeit: Members were considered gray unacceptable regardless of when they took their membership.

RAD (Reichsarbeitdienst): Was considered meaningless unless rank was held, or it was their vocation. They were then classified as gray acceptable.

RKB (Reichskolonialbund): This was considered meaningless unless the individual held rank, which gained them the classification of gray acceptable.

RLB (Reichsluftschutzbund): Only nominal membership of this group was designated as meaningless. If they held any rank before 1939 they were classified as gray unacceptable. If they obtained rank after that, they were classified as gray acceptable.

Staatsakademie für Rassen und Gesundheitspflege: Classified as black

VDA (Volksbund für das Deutschtum im Ausland): If they had lived abroad prior to 1939, they were considered gray unacceptable. If any rank was held, they were classified as black.

Werberat der Deutschen Wirtschaft (Classified as gray unacceptable)

Weltdienst (Black)