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LUTZE, Viktor



Born: 28. Dec. 1890 in Bevergern.

Killed: 3. May 1943, in an automobile accident, Germany.

NSDAP-Nr.: (Joined, 1922)


SA-Stabschef: Jul. 1934; SA-OGruf.: 1933;


SA-Stabschef: Jul. 1934-3. May 1943.

Polizeipr?sident, Hannover: 1933-


Decorations & Awards:

1914 EK I/II; Verwundetenabzeichen, 1918; Ehrenkreuz f?r Frontk?mpfer; Goldenes Parteiabzeichen; Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP in Gold;



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Some more:

Lippe War Honor Cross for Heroic Deeds

Lippe pinback Honor Cross with Swords (a post-WW1 'dynastic' award)

Lippe War Merit Cross

Schaumburg-Lippe Cross for Loyal Service

Austrian WW1 Commemorative Medal

Sudeten Medal

Olympic Decoration (Medal or Decoration 2nd class)

SA-Treffen Braunschweig 1931 badge

Some of these can be seen on the photo of his ribbon bar below:


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Thanks for this. I have had a bit of a disaster with my computer but have found out some further information e.g. wound badge in silver (for the loss of an eye in WWI). There are pictures of him wearing another imperial or Weimar pin back award that I'm trying to figure out (gold coloured cross worn below his other pin-on awards) but I can't scan pictures at the moment. I hope to get it sorted out soon.

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Thanks for this. I have had a bit of a disaster with my computer but have found out some further information e.g. wound badge in silver (for the loss of an eye in WWI). There are pictures of him wearing another imperial or Weimar pin back award that I'm trying to figure out (gold coloured cross worn below his other pin-on awards) but I can't scan pictures at the moment. I hope to get it sorted out soon.

That's the Lippe War Honor Cross for Heroic Deeds.

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Yes - thanks, that's the one. I think this picture is from around 1933 if it's the same one I'm thinking of. There is also a colour version where the ribbons are a lot easier to make out. It's interesting to compare these awards with those on the later ribbon bar in the first picture you posted. Very helpful indeed.

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Adrian Forman sold a number of Lutz's awards in 1994. They included Reichskultursenat badge in it's case; Rider's badge in Bronze; GPB; Red Cross Neck Cross with oakleaves and WWI Wound Badge in Silver. Apparently they were removed from the houshold of Frau Lutz by a British Army Unit in 1945.


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Stan is quite correct. I have the Red Cross Neck Cross with oakleaves.It is shown in A colection of awards thread.Page 22

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I'd heard about this. In fact a few odds and ends (collar tabs etc) were sold quite. There was a lot of stuff altogether as his family set up a small museum after Lutze's death, which was looted at the end of the war. Interesting to confirm that it was a Red Cross award rather than the later Volkspflege.

Thanks again,


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Hi James

I noted with interest an old Regimentals catalogue from March 1994 listing a cased Reichskultursenates badge which it is claimed was presented to Lutze as part of the first issue of 125 badges in 1936. The entry goes on to suggest that this badge was numbered 15.

This was of particular interest to me as I own the smaller RKS lapel badge which is also numbered 15 .Could this also have been presented to Lutze?

Hope that this adds a little more to your search. Has anyone seen a photo of Lutze wearing either of these awards?


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Just resurrecting this thread from long ago, as I'm reworking Lutze's biographical sketch for the eventual new and improved Leaders of the Storm Troops, Volume 1.  Here's the most up-to-date list I have of his awards.  Any corrections or additions would be appreciated.

08.05.1943           Goldenes Kreuz des Deutschen Ordens (posthumous award)

00.00.191_           1914 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse

00.00.191_           1914 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse

31.03.1941           Kriegsverdienstkreuz I. Klasse mit Schwertern

00.00.1940 (?)     Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse mit Schwertern

19.01.1919           Fürstlich Lippisches Kriegsehrenkreuz

30.05.1919           Fürstlich Lippisches Offiziersehrenkreuz mit Schwertern

00.00.1918           Verwundetenabzeichen, 1918 in Silber

ca. 1939               Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

ca. 1938               Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938

ca. 1934               Ehrenkreuz des Weltkrieges 1914-1918 mit Schwertern

00.00.1933           Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der NSDAP

17.05.1939           Goldenes Hitler-Jugend Ehrenzeichen mit Eichenlaub (presented by Reichsjugendführer Baldur von


30.01.1942           Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP in Gold

30.01.1940           Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP in Silber

30.01.1940 (?)     Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP in Bronze

00.09.1933           Abzeichen “Reichsparteitag Nürnberg 1933”

00.00.1929           Nurnberger Parteitagsabzeichen 1929

00.00.1931           Abzeichen des SA-Treffens Braunschweig 1931

00.00.1933           Schlageter Gedächtnisabzeichen (Nr. 7)

00.00.193_           Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes I. Klasse

20.10.1940           Kreuz von Danzig I. Klasse

24.08.1936           Deutsches Olympia-Ehrenzeichen I. Klasse

13.12.1939           Deutsche Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen

ca. 1936               Ehrenplakette für die Mitglieder des Reichskultursenats

00.00.193_           Deutsche Reiterabzeichen in Bronze

31.03.1941           Dankschreiben des “Führers” (Letter of Appreciation from the Führer, Adolf Hitler)

28.12.1937           SA-Ehrendolch für Führer der SA-Standarte “Feldherrnhalle”

28.12.1940           Ehrendolch des Deutschen Heeres (Honor Dagger of the German Army; presented on the occasion of his 50th birthday by Generalfeldmarschall Walther von Brauchitsch)

00.00.1934           Ehrendolch der SA (mit Wirkung vom 03.02.1934)

28.12.1938           Luftwaffen-Zivilabzeichen

00.02.1934           Ehrenwinkel für alte Kämpfer

ca. 1932               Tyr-Rune

13.05.1939           Ehrenbürgerrecht der Stadt Schwelm (title revoked by decision of the city council, 25.08.1983)

26.06.1937           Ehrenbürgerrecht der Stadt Göttingen (title revoked by decision of the Hauptausschuss der Stadt Göttingen,


08.10.1934           Ehrenbürgerbrief der Stadt Bevergern

00.00.1937           Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, Grand Cross (Gran Croce dell’Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro)

01.11.1937           Honor Dagger of the Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale (M.V.S.N., Volunteer Militia for National


00.00.193_           Österreichische Kriegserinnerungsmedaille

16.07.1918           Commander’s Cross of the Royal Bulgarian Military Service Order with War Decoration

30.09.1940           Grand Cross of the Royal Bulgarian Order of Civil Merit


Lutze_53_12-14Aug1942_Inspection of SA-Gruppe Pommern.jpg


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I'm now able to add the following to his awards list:


00.00.1937           Gold-plated Walther PP 7.65 mm pistol with ivory grips bearing his initials- “VL” and serial number 972851. Engraved Ehrengabe der Waffenfabrik Walther - Zella-Mehlis/Th. and S.A. - Pistolenschiessen 1937”. The weapon was manufactured by Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Zella-Mehlis/Thüringen.

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For some reason all of Michael's list of awards are in the same color as the background and are not visible unless I highlight them with the cursor. Is the trouble in my setting or what? The pistol give to Lutze was a thank-you gift from the Walther brothers for bringing the SA Shooting matches to Zella-Mehlis. Lutze did not participate in the matches.

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