Monday, October 6, 2008
SA Campers March — 1938
Today’s photo is of an SA Camp at Nuremburg, during the Reich Party Congress of 1938. The Sturmabteilung, or “Storm Troopers” of the Nazi Party, also called the “Brownshirts,” began as squads of roughnecks under Ernst Rohm, formed to protect Nazi mass meetings from rivals. In the “Night of the Long Knives” in June 1934 (which was undertaken to rid the Reich of Nazi enemies), the SA were purged by the SS and Rohm was murdered.