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 Ranks and insignia of the Nazi Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ranks and insignia of the Nazi Party were paramilitary titles used by the National Socialist German Workers Party between 1925 and 1945.
Such ranks were held by the political leadership corps of the Nazi Party, charged with the overseeing of the regular Nazi Mitglieder who were the regular rank and file Nazi Party members.
The first purpose of the Nazi party political ranks was to provide election district leadership positions during the years where the Nazis were attempting to come to power in Germany.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ranks_and_insignia_of_the_Nazi_Party   (687 words)

 The History Place - Hitler Youth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
In Catholic sections of Germany, high ranking Nazis could still be found at Sunday mass along with groups of Hitler Youth in uniform and Hitler Youths serving at the altar wearing their uniforms beneath altar boy robes.
The Nazis capitalized on the natural enthusiasm of young people, their craving for action and desire for peer approval, hoping, ultimately, each young person would come to regard his or her HJ or BDM unit as a home away from home, or perhaps as their real home.
Nazi scientists, educated before Hitler, would later complain they were partially hindered in developing new super weapons by the recruitment of young graduates from the elite Nazi schools.
www.historyplace.com /worldwar2/hitleryouth/hj-prelude.htm   (3253 words)

Oberscharführer was a Nazi Party paramilitary rank that existed between the years of 1932 and 1945.
The SA rank of Oberscharführer was senior to Scharführer and junior to the rank of Truppführer.
Since early ranks of the Schutzstaffel (SS) were identicial to the ranks of SA, Oberscharführer was created as an SS rank at the same time the position was created within the SA.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/Oberscharfuhrer.html   (280 words)

 "AXIS & FOREIGN LEGION MILITARIA" - Axis & Legion Militaria
These pro-nazi groups made and issued numerous types of cloth insignia that represented their political party.
The purpose of this page is to illustrate some of the types of foreign volunteer legion cloth insignia that existed during those turbulent years.
Volunteer units sent as part of the armed forces of their countries and wearing their national uniforms were to wear German rank insignia.
axis101.bizland.com /GermanInsignias1.htm   (411 words)

 HOTT - Socialism = Nazi
The Nazi party was elected to office by the freely cast ballots of millions of German voters, including men on every social, economic, and educational level.
Nazi literature, including statements of the Nazi plans for the future, papered the country during the last years of the Weimar Republic.
In its Nazi usage this term is not restricted to a theory of economics; it is to be understood in a fundamental sense.
www.hourofthetime.com /socialist.htm   (1458 words)

 Rank & Insignia - World War II Rank
These various marks are called insignia and usually consist of two types: the metal insignia which you will wear on the lapel of your coat, and the colored hat cord which you will wear on your service hat.
To assist you in becoming quickly familiar with the various types of insignia and so that you can tell at a glance to which arm or service a soldier may belong, they are shown in figure 1.
The insignia of grade worn by all officers on each shoulder loop of the coat, overcoat, or olive-drab shirt when worn without the coat, are shown in figure 4.
www.jcs-group.com /military/rank/ww2rank.html   (1195 words)

 Germany 3
He is also wearing two memorial party Gau badges, including the 1925 badge (when Hitler reformed the NSDAP and took control of it) and the East Prussia Gau badge (details).
He also wears his gold NAZI party membership pin, and of course the distinctive fl-bordered SS party member armband.
Insignia other than sleeve rank were not authorized on the jump-smock except in parade dress or, as seen here, for portraits.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-uniforms/germany3.htm   (1633 words)

 Lenin's Terror within the Bolshevik Party - Maximov | libcom.org
The new "party" declared that it "stood on guard of the October conquests"; it put forth the demand, "all power to the soviets and not to the party"; it sharply assailed the party intellectuals, and it demanded the abolition of privileges and a more just distribution of rations.
The tasks of that party were to include the struggle against the exploitation of the proletariat and for democracy as opposed to the arbitrary rule of the administration.
The plebeian elements of the party were crushed by the joint efforts of the ruling strata, but no sooner was the danger from that direction obviated than the Communist patricians began their internecine strife-a naked, shameless struggle for power in the party and in the country.
libcom.org /library/lenins-terror-bolshevik-party-maximov   (9569 words)

 Norwegian Nazi Party - Hirdmarinen
The rank flag of the Leader (Förer, the Flaggenbuch uses the term Hirdmarineführer) of the Naval Hird was a rectangular blue flag set with the Naval Hird emblem in the centre and a white five-pointed star in the canton.
The rank flag of the Naval Hird District Leader was in the shape of a broad pennant with a blue field, 55:80 cm overall and with the swallowtail 25 cm both high and wide [1].
According to the NS yearbook [4], and also Littlejohn [6], the ranks of the Naval Hird were identical to that of the Unghirden (Youth Hird).
www.fotw.net /flags/no-hmnaz.html   (1647 words)

 Nazi party paramilitary ranks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nazi party paramilitary ranks were pseudo-military titles which were used by the National Socialist German Workers Party between the years of 1920 and 1945.
After the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, a number of Nazi state sponsored organizations developed Nazi style ranks, insignia, and titles.
The Nazi use of paramilitary ranks even extended as far as inmates of concentration camps.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nazi_party_paramilitary_ranks   (193 words)

 Signs of the Times - George Lincoln Rockwell
The self-proclaimed head of the American Nazi Party was an expert at spouting racist and anti-Semitic remarks that shocked and infuriated.
George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, often said he didn't advocate the Nazis' form of dictatorial government for the United States.
When the Nazi got the affirmative answer he was looking for, he shouted, 'Then let's go.' He stomped across the hood of the hearse and flung himself against the line of MPs.
george.loper.org /trends/2003/Aug/958.html   (2654 words)

 Nazi Party - NSDAP - Hitler's Third Reich and World War Two
Nazi past lingers in Munich: the birthplace and stronghold of the National Socialist party.
It begins simply: "Jan Makkreel spent his teen years in the Netherlands during the Nazi invasion and occupation of WWII." A couple of pages later he drops a bomb: "I was labeled a teenage Nazi collaborator." His uncle joined the Waffen SS, the combat arm of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, to fight the Russians.
Many conservatives insist that the Nazis were an example of a 'socialist' government as part of their effort to discredit socialism and leftist policies in general.
hitlernews.cloudworth.com /nazi-party-nsdap.php   (1789 words)

 Italian military uniforms of WW2 (WWII)
The red and yellow ribbon is of a medal that recognizes service in support of Francisco Franco's Nationalist rebels during the Spanish Civil War, and the diamond-shaped pin beneath the ribbons is an Albanian award for participation in the Italian effort against Greece and Yugoslavia in 1940-41.
His gold-bullion cap badge features the symbol of the Fascist Party, the "fasces" -- a sheaf of birch or elm rods bound together with a battle-axe -- which hails from the time of the Roman Empire and signifies the State's authority to impose discipline, either by birching or decapitation.
His rank is shown by the braid on his cuffs, here in a simplified yellow-thread version for battle dress.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-uniforms/italy2.htm   (1579 words)

 Nazism Exposed - flags and symbols
For 2.5 Reichsmarks, Heck sold the rights of the Sig Runes to the SS and the runes were quickly adopted as the insignia of the Schutzstaffel and became one of the most commonly used forms of SS unit insignia.
The similarity to the SS insignia was an indication that the Hitler Youth was considered by many to be a central recruiting area for membership in the SS.
The Nazis eliminated the red-fl-gold in 1933 but continued to use the fl-white-red (without the canton) as national and commerce flag until Sept. 15, 1935, when the more familiar Nazi flag was adopted uniformly (the war flag being a red field, fl cross with swastika in the middle and Iron Cross in dexter chief.
www.student.uit.no /~paalde/nazismexposed/page.php?id=16   (1000 words)

 Nazi Regalia
This page includes illustrations from the 1937 edition of the party handbook of rank insignia, flags, banners, badges, etc. A separate page on this site includes illustrations of Nazi uniforms.
These are the badges for major Nazi organizations (e.g., the Hitler Youth, the BDM, the student association).
These are insignia of rank for the Nazi women's organization, the NS-Frauenschaft.
www.bytwerk.com /gpa/naziregalia.htm   (211 words)

 Lone Sentry: TM-E 30-451 Handbook on German Military Forces: Auxiliary Forces and Semi-Military Organizations: ...
While many of these troops were intended to have insignia peculiar to their organization, it has not been possible in practice to manufacture and issue the necessary uniforms and insignia.
The insignia for these forces may be grouped into three sets: those for the Eastern Legions (Ostlegionen), those for the Russian and Ukranian Armies of Liberation (with rank insignia after the Russian style), and those for Cossack units.
While the collar insignia for lower ranks resemble those of the Army, the collar patch rectangle is surrounded by a silver cord.
www.lonesentry.com /manuals/tme30/ch9sec6.html   (757 words)

 The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 4 - Twenty-Third Day
Thus were the SA members the ideology bearers of the Nazi Party-the soldiers of an idea-to use the expression employed by the Nazi writers.
In the early stages of the Nazi movement, the employment of the SA as the propagandist instrument of the Party, involved and was combined with the exercise of physical violence and brutality.
And so, in the early days of the Nazi movement, so that the Nazis might better spread their fanatical philosophies, the SA was employed as a terroristic group, in order to gain for the Nazis possession and control of the streets.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/imt/proc/12-19-45.htm   (20576 words)

 Socialism = NAZI (Hitler was a socialist)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Nazis were even to the Left of FDR, with whom they considered themselves to be in a form of competition to get to the New Order first.
In Nazi Germany, private capitalist individuals owned the means of production, and they in turn were frequently controlled by the Nazi party and state.
Labeling of the Nazis as Far Right Wing and the belief that this is so, accounts for the Jewish proclivity towards liberalism and the Left.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/704277/posts   (5369 words)

 Uniforms: German
Close-up of insignia are prominent and often the accompanying uniform is displayed with the helmet.
As official documents of Nazi Germany, the stamps, postcards, and even postmarks used during the time provide the reader with an explicit pictures of the types of propaganda messages every German was expected to see.
The assault troops ranked among the elite units of the Austro-Hungarian army and permanently influenced the image of the soldier in the static and trench warfare of the First World War.
www.aberdeenbookstore.com /uniforms_german.htm   (12962 words)

 UNIFORM INSIGNIA FORUM :: View topic - Ranks for the Gestapo.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
However, after the Nazis gained power all Gestapo men also became members of the SD, the Nazi Party security service, which was part of the SS.
This means that all Gestapo men in the Third Reich had two ranks: a police rank and an SS rank.
To answer the first question about what rank structure the Gestapo (Geheimestaatspolizei/Secret State Police) had the answer is that they had SS rank & police rank both (as did many SS officers).
forum.uniforminsignia.net /viewtopic.php?p=13243   (2318 words)

 M38A1.COM - History of the 45th Infantry Division (Thunderbirds)
But when the swastika was adopted by Adolph Hitler and his Nazi party in Germany during the late 1930's, it became an odious symbol and was abandoned as the insignia of the 45th Infantry Division.
While members of the 45th took off their swastikas and wore no insignia for many months, the Adjutants General and Commanders of units of the 45th Infantry Division in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona called on guardsmen and citizens of all four States to suggest designs for a new insignia.
It was learned that the four sides of the square red background represented the four States in which units of the 45th Division were located, the red and yellow colors were indicative of the Spanish heritage of the area, and the swastika had been selected as a typical American Indian symbol.
www.m38a1.com /Misc-MV/thunderbirds.htm   (869 words)

 Military Recruitment Commercials
Since Neo-Nazi's and White Supremacists are the only ones willing to sign up these days, we decided to commission several advertising firms to submit commercials to us.
What follows is the written treatment for the commercials we have decided to produce for distribution in the Neo-Nazi's and White Supremacists ranks.
In the background the U.S Marine Corps insignia.
home.earthlink.net /~bbell0363/id98.html   (701 words)

The Party elite such as the SS are taught something different: psychic knowledge, tapping into the "Vril Force", self-denial, brotherhood mission, medieval lore, fearlessness of death.
Nazi antisemitism was not based on biological "race" but on the religion of one's grandparents, parents or in some cases, one's own religion.
The PAN party of Mexico was born as an outgrowth of this infiltration.
www.samliquidation.com /nazi.htm   (15828 words)

 The Danger of Nazism Today
In the city of Tver, the youth committee of the municipal government partially finances activities of the local RNE branch, for it considers that "some activities of this organization are very beneficial for the young generation".
Moscow Nazis do not yet patrol the streets, but they do guard the railway depot Ramenskoye, control the boating safety services in Sosnovy Bor and Kuzminky, and the Terletsky Park, where their headquarters are located.
For a Nazi, the case is whether you are Jewish, in perfect mental health, your skin, color and some other things, but, what is the problem with being a Jew, with being Black, being mentally ill? The most damage here is being done by the haters, not the hated as a Nazi would say.
www.iearn.org /hgp/aeti/aeti-1999/nazism-today2.htm   (5164 words)

 Hitler Youth - Hitler Jugend U.S. Intelligence Files and Hitler Youth Photos
On March 8th, 1922, Hitler, in his own newspaper, the "Volkische Beobachter", announced the establishment of the Jugendbund der NSDAP (Youth League of the Nazi Party), later known as the Jungsturm Adolf Hitler (Youth Shock Troop Adolf Hitler).
This new Nazi organization, culminating into the HJ was under the leadership of Kurt Griper, of the Plauen group.
A secondary purpose was the encouragement of relatively unorganized gangs of rebellious youngsters in their attacks on the Hitler Youth (Hitler Jugend) and the League of German Girls (BDM).
www.paperlessarchives.com /hitler_youth.html   (1242 words)

 New Items
Uniforms, Headgear, and Insignia of the Nazi Party
Hundreds of items of clothing, equipment and insignia are illustrated by reenactment photos of the famous 'leathernecks' in the form of large format color plates.
Along with 30 pages of four-color artwork, to include formation insignia, maps and all of the major vehicles used by the Germans, are dozens of tables illustrating orders of battle for both sides as well as vehicle counts and losses for the Germans.
stevenbaffa.tripod.com /bluemaxmilitaria/id48.html   (10889 words)

 The New American - Racism in the Ranks - January 22, 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Accordingly, while the near-fatal beating of a white soldier by ten fl soldiers was dismissed as an "isolated incident," the slaying of two fl civilians by white soldiers was depicted as a symptom of pervasive "racism" in the U.S. military.
Whether or not Burmeister ever displayed a Nazi flag over his barracks bed, the image became the symbolic touchstone of the tragedy.
At least one of the three soldiers held white supremacist views and was known to display a Nazi flag over his barracks bed....
www.thenewamerican.com /tna/1996/vo12no02/vo12no02_military.htm   (4164 words)

 WWII Military Ranks
Ranks in this table are listed from lowest to highest.
In the German Army and SS, there are many in-between ranks not included here.
All Nazi Party-related ranks and titles (as per the SS) have been discarded.
www.jodavidsmeyer.com /combat/military/ranks.html   (92 words)

 Military Organisation and Insignia
Examining the more than one-hundred and twenty-five SS Foot Regiments in the General SS, the names and ranks of the hundreds of commaners, as well as details of unit location changes, popular and honor titles as well as other data for each are within a separate chapter.
Covers formations, strength, armament, equipment, rank insignia, rifle groups, rifle columns, the company, light infantry weapons, recon, panzerjäger units, pioneer, veterinary units, support services and operational histories of the German infantry.
This modem nose art is often applied by a professional artist, though it is sometimes painted by members of the unit, and in the process some excellent artwork has been created.
www.chrisevansbooks.com /org.html   (3500 words)

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