German "Nazi" Swastika Flag

Description
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.”
Object Name
flag, national
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29 in x 49 in; 73.66 cm x 124.46 cm
used
Germany
ID Number
1977.0788.03
catalog number
1977.0788.03
accession number
1977.0788
subject
Military
Flags
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event
World War II
The Great Depression and World War II
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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