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SA Ostland-Westfalen M1933 kepi with eagle badge

Object | Accession Number: 2003.466.6

M1933 uniform kepi with maroon facing of the type issued to enlisted men and non-commissioned officers in the Sturmabteilung [SA], the paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party in the Ostland and Westfalen districts of Germany, between 1933 and 1937. The flat topped cap has a first pattern political Reichsadler badge; the second pattern was released in January 1934, but not required of SA members until June 28, 1937. The manufacture of official equipment was monitored by the Reichszeugmeisterei der NSDAP [National Equipment Quartermaster of the Nazi Party.] After the Nazi regime came to power in 1933, a colored band matching piping and gorgets was added to indicate the SA Gruppe or district from which the unit was drawn. In January 1934, a second pattern eagle was created, but worn primarily by political party leaders until June 28, 1937, when new orders requiring its use by SA members were issued.

Dress Accessories
Object Type
Kepis (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-03-03 09:22:58
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