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27 Aug

Is it a Beetle? It is however amazing what people are able to do with a piece of paper. If you want to give it a try, here are the instructions made by Charles Esseltine.

Origami Car/VW Bug

25 Aug

Finished at last. Finally I managed to update all of the helps and manuals for the KdF-Wagen features. It is not unlikely that I have become routine-blinded, as I have implemented the functions myself (and think they are great ;) ). If there is anything unclear, send me a mail or leave a comment.

18 Aug

In autumn 1938, even before the conerstone of the VW factory in Wolfsburg has been laid, the Vorwerk in Braunschweig started operation. The goals of this facility were the education of skilled workers for the service and production of the Volkswagen as well as the production of special tools for the VW factory.
The decision to build a new factory for the production of the KdF-Wagen enabled the regime to select and train the future staff according to their own measures and requirements.

From the beginning it was made clear, that this is an elitist facility. The selected trainees went through a elaborated training program in well equipped workshops.
The selection of the trainees followed strict guidelines, therfore no one was bothered about the holistic approach of the training. Beside the technical skills, sports and politics were part of the training porgram. The tone was military and the training methods were performance oriented and selective.
Ley besucht das VorwerkThe goal wasn´t only to train the technical knowledge, the trainees were trained to be the future leaders of the VW staff. As the apprentices came from all over germany and occupied countries (f.e. Austria, Norway), the Vorwerk has its own residential home that was under the control of the HJ (Hitlerjugend).
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16 Aug

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11 Aug

To work on the archives you have to login first. If you open an archive afterwards you will recognize that an additional column appears. In this column you will find upto 5 different buttons.

This button opens a new page (decribed later) that shows all the properties of the item. You can change the properties and the pictures.
This button opens the same page as the edit button, but the status of the item is shown as ´deleted´. If you submit the changes, the item is deleted from the archive. Please note, that you can only delete your own uploads. If you have found a double or you think an item should be deleted that isn´t yours, send me an email.

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07 Aug

Archiv SucheOn top of the archive list is an text input field and a link to the archive search. This enables you to search in the entire KdF-Wagen database by a wide range of criterias.

Archiv Suchein the search form you can specify the criterias according to your needs. You simply have to press the OK button to send your request. Your chosen criterias are preserved, to enable you the refine the criterias. To reset the criterias use the Reset button. The presentation of the found objects is supplemented by the type of the object(z.B. ads, brochures)

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