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Postcard with black and white image of busy street in Nuremberg, “Nürnberg. Königstrasse” in white print. Back includes green postage stamp in top right corner next to “Nürnberg” stamped in black ink.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
Postcard sent from Nuremberg by an SA (Sturmabteilung) member who participated in the Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally of 1936, the so-called Rally of Honor. Also known as the brownshirts, the SA was the paramilitary unit of the Nazi party headed initially by Ernst Rohm. This rally lasted from the 8th to the 14th of September 1936. The card, with stamp depicting the rally, was postmarked “Nuremberg, the city of the German Reich Rallies.”
The SA man writes:
“To Mr. Ernst Roch, chalk plant in Salzhemmendorf Illgau-Hannover Nuremberg, 12.9.1936.
My beloved ones!
I send you greetings from the SA camp at Langwasser, yours Ernst. We have wonderful weather and spirit. We are here with 100,000 men. We will get up tomorrow in the morning at 1:30 am and then start our 40 kilometers’ march and our march past the Fuhrer. Today was a great air show and on Monday is a Wehrmacht show. I will return on Tuesday evening. Lutze is in our camp. My feet are still ok.”
The aforementioned Lutze is a reference to Viktor Lutze, the SA officer at Langwasser who succeeded Rohm as head of the SA after conspiring to have him murdered during the 1934 “Night of the Long Knives.”
3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally, Sturmabteilung, SA, Ernst Rohm, Viktor Lutze
"Nuremberg Rally Postcard Sent by SA Member" (1936). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.226.