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East Germany issued a great many badges during the Communist period as part of its effort to maintain popular support for a system originating with the Red Army's conquest in 1945. The badges differ greatly in quality, from simple pressed metal to more sophisticated insignia bordering on works of art.
The state was by no means the only agency issuing badges. Associations and other organizations, of which the DDR had a considerable number, also issued them in quantities. The result is a wide assortment of badges created for a variety of purposes.
Only a selection of the badges Gowen Militaria has in stock are listed below. If you are looking for a specific badge and do not see it listed here, please let us know.