Original German NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) NSKK SECOND PATTERN DRIVER’S SLEEVE DIAMOND. (Kraftfahrraute) Certified
Original German NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) NSKK SECOND PATTERN DRIVER’S SLEEVE DIAMOND. (Kraftfahrraute) Certified. The development of the NSKK, “National Sozialistisches Kraftfahr Korps” (National Socialist Motor Corps), can be traced back to 1923 when the SA introduced a “Kraftfahr Abteilung” (Motor Section) to transport personnel as required. In 1928 the SA Motor section was expanded to “Kraftfahrstaffeln” (Motor-squadrons). In an attempt to create a national motor corps, the NSAK, “National Sozialistisches Automobil Korps” (National Socialist Automobile Corps), was formed in April of 1930 as an NSDAP auxiliary organization, subordinate to the SA. In early 1931 Adolf Hühnlein was appointed as Chief of the NSAK and proposed a name change to NSKK, which was officially accepted in April of 1931. Shortly after the purge of the SA during the “Night of the Long Knives,” in June of 1934, the NSKK was promoted to an official NSDAP organization, given independent status within the party, and absorbed the SA Motor Squadron’s personnel. A “Kraftfahrraute” (Driver’s-diamond) was originally worn by all NSKK members, on their lower left sleeve, but by September of 1939 only those who held one of the four classes of motor vehicle operator’s licenses were permitted to wear them. A black rayon diamond sewn over a wool padding insert, 70mm tall and 52mm wide, upon which is machine woven, in silver-aluminum thread, a second pattern spread-winged eagle clutching a wreathed, mobile swastika in its talons, against a six-spoked wheel. Condition is excellent. Paper RZM tag is no longer intact but you can see where it was torn off on reverse. .Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Scarce!