Germany Social Democratic Party SPD Member Stickpin (Klein)
Very early 1920s Social Democratic Party of Germany (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) membership stickpin. Die-stamped metal with enamel. 4014ba per Husken 2010. Measures 17mm tall with a stickpin 50mm. Excellent condition. Unmarked.
The Social Democratic Party of Germany (German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, [zoˈtsi̯aːldemoˌkʁaːtɪʃə paʁˌtaɪ ˈdɔʏtʃlants]; SPD, German pronunciation: [ɛspeːˈdeː]) is a centre-left social democratic political party in Germany.
The Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold, the SPD’s paramilitary wing, was frequently involved in violent confrontations with the Nazi Sturmabteilung. The Nazis overtook the SPD as the largest party in July 1932 and Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor in January 1933. Of the parties present in the Reichstag during the passage of the Enabling Act of 1933, the SPD was the only one to vote against; most of the communist deputies had been arrested ahead of the vote. The SPD was banned in June. Many members were subsequently imprisoned and killed by the Nazi government while others fled the country. The party-in-exile was called Sopade.
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