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Membership pins of the Stahlhelm-Bund and the Nationalsozialischer Frontkämpferbund-Bundes (Stahlhelm). Also present a membership pin of the veterans society in the German town Königswinter.
Interesting set of pins.
The Stahlhelm, Bund der Frontsoldaten was a military association at the time of the Weimar Republic, which was founded shortly after the end of the First World War on December 25, 1918 by the reserve officer Franz Seldte in Magdeburg. Seldte was chairman of the association together with Theodor Duesterberg. It was considered to be close to the anti-democratic German National People's Party (DNVP), so the steel helmet often provided the (armed) hall protection at party meetings.
After Seldte had declared on April 27, 1933, that he was subordinating himself and the Stahlhelm as a "closed military unit to the Führer", the Stahlhelm, its subsidiary organizations and all other militaristic organizations were brought into line in 1933/34 by being subordinated to the SA. From July, the SA took over the around 314,000 members under the age of 35 as a “Wehrstahlhelm”. Under the designation "SA Reserve I", the 36 to 45-year-old members of the Stahlhelm were organizationally subordinated to the SA leadership until September 1933, those over 45 as "SA Reserve II". In January 1934, these associations "merged" with the SA. The rest received the name "National Socialist German Front Fighter Association („Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Frontkämpferbund (Stahlhelm)”) in March 1934. On November 7, 1935, Hitler dissolved this organization as well.
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