A nice early piece here, likely home made by a supporter/sympathizer of the NSDAP. This flag is double sided with a canted roundel on both sides. Both the printing of the roundel and the overall construction of the flag speak to it's DIY origins, photos of stitching are included. One side of the flag has significant fading which is visible in photos. Does not glow under UV light.
Measures at 13.5"x9.5"
The flag of Nazi Germany, officially the flag of the German Reich, featured a red background with a swastika on a white disc. This flag came into use initially as the banner of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) after its foundation. Following the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor in 1933, this flag was adopted as one of the nation's dual national flags, the other being the black-white-red horizontal tricolour of the German Empire.
This dual flag arrangement was ended on 15 September 1935, one year after the death of Reich President Paul von Hindenburg, and the Nazi flag became the only national flag of Germany. One reason for the change may have been the "Bremen incident" of 26 July 1935, in which a group of demonstrators in New York City boarded the ocean liner SS Bremen, tore the Nazi Party flag from the jackstaff, and tossed it into the Hudson River. When the German ambassador protested, US officials responded that the German national flag had not been harmed, only a political party symbol. The new flag law was announced at the annual party rally in Nuremberg in 1935, where Hermann Göring claimed the old black-white-red flag, while honoured, was the symbol of a bygone era and under threat of being used by "reactionaries".