1933 Nuremberg Germany photo postcard SA troops at Reichsparteitag

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Posed photo of SA (“Brownshirts") troops in downtown Nuremberg taken during the 1933 annual rally of the Nazi Party.  Buildings with flags, in background grandstands.

Scarce photo.

The Nuremberg Rally (officially Reichsparteitag meaning Reich Party Convention) was the annual rally of the Nazi Party in Germany, held from 1923 to 1938. The 1933 one was held from August 30 – September 3.

Written on negative at bottom ‘1933 Reichparteitag'.

Embossed LR photographer’s name ‘ERNST MARX NÜRNBERG BREITEGASSE 57

Stamped on back ‘LEONAR

Blank back.

Card had ‘dimpling’  on front and back (small depressions). Some brown spots top front.

Note: The sale of this item in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record.

 

The Sturmabteilung, literally Storm Detachment, was the Nazi Party's original paramilitary wing. It played a significant role in Adolf Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s. Its primary purposes were providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies, disrupting the meetings of opposing parties, fighting against the paramilitary units of the opposing parties, especially the Red Front Fighters League (Rotfrontkämpferbund) of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), and intimidating Romani, trade unionists, and, especially, Jews – for instance, during the 1933 Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses. The SA were colloquially called "Brownshirts" from the color of their uniform shirts

1933: The 5th Party Congress was held in Nuremberg, August 30 – September 3, 1933. It was called the "Rally of Victory" (Reichsparteitag des Sieges). The term "victory" relates to the Nazi seizure of power and the victory over the Weimar Republic. The Leni Riefenstahl film Der Sieg des Glaubens was made at this rally. Hitler announced that from then on all Rallies would take place in Nuremberg.

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