Quite a rare ID for the Reichskulturkammer
Many IDs for this obscure department in the NS regime are for quite boring roles, this on the other hand is something of a unique item.
Anny Dlesk, a professional dancer! She was employed in Vienna dancing for convalescent soldiers , and soldiers on leave.
She danced for the Löwinger Bühne – which was also known as a front theatre.
Her career as a dancer ended when the last theatre she was employed at was bombed in 1944, called the Raimundth in Vienna.
The picture in the ID shows her character, and is a very flashy photo for this era.
She is mentioned in a 1944 yearbook from the theatre.
What is the RKK?
The Reich Chamber of Culture (Reichskulturkammer) was a government agency in Nazi Germany. It was established by law on 22 September 1933 in the course of the Gleichschaltung process at the instigation of Reich Minister Joseph Goebbels as a professional organization of all German creative artists. Defying the competing ambitions of the German Labour Front (DAF) under Goebbels’ rival Robert Ley, it was meant to gain control over the entire cultural life in Germany creating and promoting Aryan art consistent with Nazi ideals.
Every artist had to apply for membership on presentation of an Aryan certificate. A rejected inscription de facto resulted in an occupational ban.