Die FM-Organisation – Förderndes Mitglied der SS

The Förderndes Mitglied der SS (SS-FM)

The SS-FM was a Nazi organisation of patron membership for financial supporters of the Allgemeine SS (General SS). Members contributed monthly and for their support they received a numbered enamelled pin badge, a membership book and a monthly magazine, the FM-Zeitschrift.

The SS-FM was set up in 1926 and organised by the SS Wirtschafts-und Verwaltungshauptamt (SS Economic and Administrative Department).  The SS-FM also arranged entertainment such as concerts for members in conjunction with local Allgemeine SS Sturm.

The badge comes in two forms, produced by Deschler & Sohn, a standard members badge and a silver honour badge form which was introduced in 1935 with oak leaf decoration and honour script  for the first 30,000 members. Later this honour pin was given to a further 30,000 of its earliest members.

Upon cessation of SS-FM membership former patrons were required to return their badges. Badges with a new re-issue number are encountered. (See image below for an example.)

The SS-FM badge is one of the most commonly faked of SS related badges, fakes of the standard and the honour badge abound.

The Förderndes Mitglied der SS (SS-FM) Program of Military Marching and Concert
SS-FM in Association with Allgemeine SS Sturmbanns III/20 – A Concert Evening.

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