German "Nazi" Swastika Flag

Physical Description
Red wool bunting cloth with white circle in center. In the center of the white circle is a swastika.
General History
In 1920, Adolf Hitler decided that the Nazi Party needed its own insignia and flag. For Hitler, the new flag had to be “a symbol of our own struggle” as well as “highly effective as a poster.” On August 7, 1920, at the Salzburg Congress, this flag became the official emblem of the Nazi Party. In Mein Kampf, Hitler described the Nazis' new flag: “In red we see the social idea of the movement, in white the nationalistic idea, in the swastika the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man, and, by the same token, the victory of the idea of creative work, which as such always has been and always will be anti-Semitic.”
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
overall: 29 in x 49 in; 73.66 cm x 124.46 cm
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related event
World War II
The Great Depression and World War II
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


Flag for educational purposes only.
I specifically collect flags from that period. Someone has to save them.
I have the flag that flew over Hitler's office in Berlin during the invasion. My Father climbed out on the pole and cut it down and brought it home. It's unlike any other flag that I have seen or can find. I have it stored away to preserve it. It is in pristine condition
Don that is amazing. Almost all Nazi artifacts were destroyed. I'm glad other people out there are preserving history.

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