The National Labour ServiceThe previous government had started many work schemes to reduce unemployment. One of these schemes was the Reichsarbeitsdienst (or the RAD, Reich Labour Service). In July 1935 the Reich Labour Service Act was passed, which forced every man aged between 18 and 25 to:
- complete 6 months training at the RAD
- wear military uniform
- live in camps
- receive pocket money only (no wages)
- do military/physical exercise every day.