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Viktor Lutze, commander of the SA, Munich Airport, Germany, 1934. Artist: Unknown

Viktor Lutze, commander of the SA, Munich Airport, Germany, 1934. Artist: Unknown

2-490-862 - Historisk Bildbyrå / Mustang media / Heritage-Images

        

Viktor Lutze, commander of the SA, Munich Airport, Germany, 1934. Founded in c1919, the Sturmabteilung (SA) was the paramilitary wing of the Nazi party. Its members were known as the 'Brownshirts' because of the colour of their uniforms. The SA played an important part in Hitler's rise to power in Germany but its significance was greatly reduced after its leaders, including Ernst Röhm, were killed in the 'Night of the Long Knives' in 1934, with the rival Schutzstaffel (SS) taking over its role. Lutze (1890-1943) succeeded Röhm as head of the SA. He had been instrumental in bringing about his predecessor's downfall, informing Hitler of his anti-regime plotting.


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Image Aliases

  1. 0660001033
  1. 2-490-862
  1. 2490862
  1. PER03964

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3243x4307
File Size : 40921kb

Image Information

Creator
  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
Subject
  1. Viktor Lutze: German: leading member of the Nazi SA
Medium
  1. Photograph
Picture Type
  1. Portrait
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ Germany
  4. --------- Bavaria
  5. ------------ Munich
  1. 48 09 00 N , 011 35 00 E
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ Germany
  1. 51 30 00 N , 010 30 00 E


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