Last modified: 2005-09-10 by santiago dotor
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by Dieter Linder and Santiago Dotor
Flag adopted 22nd April 1933, abolished 1935
This is identical with the previous standard except for having a black, white and red border (from the outside). Used from 1933 to 1935, at least officially. After [President Field-Marshal] von Hindenburg's death in 1934, the position of president was combined with that of [Leader and] Chancellor as Führer und Reichskanzler and Hitler pointedly never used the title (out of respect for von Hindenburg, he said). Nonetheless, the law combining the positions would have authorized his use of the standard. I do not know whether he actually did. Illustrated in Crampton 1990 p. 43.
Norman Martin, 1998
There is also a (black and white) photograph of the standard in Davis 1975. Using Dieter Linder's image of the 1921 (and current) standard, I have prepared an image of the 1933-1935 one.
Santiago Dotor, 9 April 2001
On 22 April 1933, the standard was altered by providing a tricoloured rather than a red border. The ordinance does not mention the number of feathers. However, Davis 1975 has a 1933 foto which clearly shows the '5 feather' version. But Reichsministerium des Innern 1934 clearly shows the '6 feather' version. Neither mentions any changes.
Norman Martin, 4 May 2001
The above image of the presidential standard 1933-35 shows a wrong design.
Andreas Herzfeld, 24 February 2002