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image by Mark Sensen and António Martins
Flag adopted on 14th March 1933 as co-national flag, 15th September 1935 as national flag
Immediately after the March 1933 elections,
new flags were created, including the Swastika Flag
(Hakenkreuzfahne) which was used until 1945. However, its use and
its incorporation into other flags and ensigns were modified after the
elections of late 1935. Notice that all of the
"national flags" were replaced or modified. The rank
flags of the Navy, which the Weimar Republic
had taken over from the Empire, were however
left unchanged. Interestingly enough, the Arms were not changed until 1935.
The second period of Nazi era flags starts late in the year 1935, when the Nazis again changed almost all of the German flags.
Norman Martin, Jan 1998
Actually the new flags were not introduced officially until 14 March
1933, although this usage may have formally started earlier.
Norman Martin, 17 Nov 2001