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NSDAP "Kampfbinde" armband worn by party members

Object | Accession Number: 1995.62.5

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    NSDAP "Kampfbinde" armband worn by party members

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    "Kampfbinde" essentially means "fighting armband." This design was created in 1920 and pre-dates the brownshirt uniform of the NSDAP. The design could also be replicated in various qualities of material depending on what a party member could afford.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of John Bechtler
    Markings
    recto, near white field: NSDAP stamp in black ink

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Armbands
    Object Type
    Armbands (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Black swastika on white circular field superimposed on red band.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 4.380 inches (11.125 cm) | Width: 7.500 inches (19.05 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cloth, dye

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The Nazi armband was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Claranne Bechtler.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-30 16:26:56
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