Blutfahne

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The Blutfahne (blood flag) was an iconic relic of the NSDAP movement, stained with the blood of an SA man who died on it during the Munich Beer Hall Putsch of 8 November 1923. The item then became a sacred relic and was used as a symbol during the party celebrations until 1944 (the last time the flag was seen in public). The SS Jakob Grimminger was the official and unique bearer and guardian of the Blutfahne. Each year during the Reichsparteitag, Hitler held a consecration ceremony where he touched the other party flags with the Blutfahne to consecrate them. It is not known what happened to the flag after the war, it may have been destroyed during the bombings in Munich, or kept secretly by Grimminger.
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