ORIGINAL RARE GERMAN NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) DAF “Kreiswaltung Zeitz” FLAG. (DAF Flagge) UNIT FLAG CERTIFIED
ORIGINAL RARE GERMAN NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) DAF “Kreiswaltung Zeitz” FLAG. (DAF Flagge) UNIT FLAG CERTIFIED. With the dissolution of all Free Trade Unions in Germany in May 1933, the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labor Front) was established to replace the unions and to educate the workers in industry and commerce for the smooth and efficient operation of all labor in the Third Reich. In October 1934 the DAF was given official status as a sub-section of the NSDAP, and in March 1936 it was recognized as an independent NSDAP affiliated association and granted control of its own monetary budget. Regulations for DAF flags were addressed in June 1934, dictating that any DAF unit with more then two hundred personnel were authorized the use of a DAF flag. Originally, the DAF flags featured the cogged wheel emblem on a white circular field, but this was altered in 1935 to show the emblem with a narrow white outer border. In 1937 the DAF flag was altered again by the addition of a silver fringe to all but the hoist edge. A 1937 pattern, 125cm x 120cm, double-sided, multi-piece cotton construction factory unit flag, trimmed to all but the hoist edge in 50mm long twisted silver/aluminum wire fringe. A large size about 45″/55″ (we placed a helmet on it for size reference). The flag features a red base field upon which is sewn a white bordered, black DAF fourteen cog wheel encompassing a white circular field with a black mobile swastika sewn to its center. The top right hoist corner (canton) has sewn to it a light brown wool patch with a white chain stitched location Gothic script; “Hermulheim”. This patch is trimmed in blue cotton tress, signifying the “Ortsgruppe” (Local-group) level. The seven metal loops for attaching to a pole is still intact. Nice worn and used example showing the expected age and wear. A few stains, discolorations, and pin holes, but overall very nice. Outstanding example, A RARE FLAG!. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 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. VERY RARE! Don’t miss it!