Condition: Very Good
Measurements: 6.5″ x 9″ / 17 x 23cm
Product Description: This small NSDAP flag is an attractive original example. It measures about 6.5 by 9 inches, making it a perfect size for displaying with other collectibles. This flag was probably made to show support at a rally or parade. The edges of the flag were left unhemmed, and were cut with a zig-zag edge to avoid fraying. It is double sided, with a simple, unhemmed, printed swastika roundel stitched to both sides. The hoist end is sleeved, likely for a hand-held pole. These is some minor soiling, as well as typical age toning to the white part of the swastika roundels, but no holes or significant damage. The colors remain bright and vibrant, giving this a lot of visual appeal. This is a very nice, displayable example of a small NSDAP flag.
Historical Description: The red flag with white central disk and black swastika was introduced by Hitler in the 1920s as the flag of the National Socialist political party. In 1933, shortly after the Nazis took power, this party flag was recognized alongside the black-white-red Imperial tricolor as one of Germany’s national flags. In 1935, the use of the tricolor flag was discontinued, and between September 1935 and May 8, 1945, the Nazi party flag was the sole national flag of Germany. From its creation in the 1920s through the end of the war, this swastika flag was made and used in endless variations, from the massive banners hung at Party Day rallies to small pennants, bunting flags, and hand-held paper flags distributed along parade routes. These flags, banners and pennants flew from ships, were hung from official and private buildings, and were displayed outside business and private homes. At the end of WWII, the Allied military governments abolished the use of all Nazi symbols, including the national flag. Most Third Reich era German national flags were simply destroyed.
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