On 26 June 1935 Adolf Hitler decreed by law the formation of the National Labor Service (Reichsarbeitsdeinst-RAD).  The RAD was a state organization which required all men between the ages of 17 and 25 to serve a minimum of six months of duty.  This organization had its roots in the National Socialist Volunteer Labor Service (NS-Freiwillige Arbeitsdienst) which was formed in 1931. 

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