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

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

2-490-863 - Historisk Bildbyrå/Mustang media/Heritage Images

Viktor Lutze, commander of the SA, Berlin 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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Aliases

  1. PER03965
  1. 0660001034
  1. 2-490-863
  1. 2490863
  1. PER03965

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3279x4302
File Size : 41,327kb


People 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

World Europe Germany Berlin Berlin

  1. 52 31 00 N , 013 24 00 E

World Europe Germany

  1. 51 30 00 N , 010 30 00 E


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