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Object ID

2015.2.58

Object Name

Postcard, Picture

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Description

Front: Tan postcard with green striped border. Left side gives German lyrics to Die Fahne Hoch, the national anthem of Nazi Germany. On the right is a portrait of Wessel in uniform, with a Swastika pin on his tie.

Back: Blank postcard lines.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
Horst Wessel (1907-1930) had been a young activist for the NSDAP, or Nazi Party. He had written the words to Die Fahne Hoch (but not the music), which became the national anthem of Nazi Germany. The hagiography commenced soon after his assassination in 1930, and he was eulogized by Goebbels at his funeral.

Dimensions

4 1/4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

Lyrics, Swastika pin, Die Fahne Hoch, National Anthem, Horst Wessel, Heinrich Hoffmann

Die Fahne Hoch [Horst-Wessel-Lied] Postcard

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