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Turnerbund-Badge with a secret at the rv.

Gentlemen,

that's a rather large Badge of the "Deutscher Turnerbund" commemorating the 10 year jubilee of the Turngau Vienna in 1929:

The Turnerbund in Austria had been in the 1920s and early 1930s - more or less - an organisation of the so called "illegal" Nazis.

Let's have a look at the rv. of that badge ;)

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Turnerbund-Badge with a secret at the rv. - the secret:

What can we make out the rv. :unsure: ?

A blue cornflower, the symbol of the Nazi-movement in Austria :jumping::jumping:

The cornflower (made of paper) is fixed at the pin and you can wear the Austrian Nazi-symbol hidden away under the badge or turned up at the top of the badge, when you are among "friends" or PGs (= Parteigenossen, partymembers) ;) .

Here is the normal membership badge of the "Deutscher Turnerbund":

I got both items from an (very) old relative in my family, who had been member of the Turnerbund in the late 1920s in Vienna and told the story of the blue paper flower to me.

Best regards :beer:

Christian

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Gentlemen,

many thanks for your interest :cheers: .

No, that 1929-Turnerbund-Badge was not for the cap.

It was just a (larger) lapel pin, worne on the jacket.

The main political parties in Austria between the two World Wars had coloured flowers as a symbol:

- blue: Nazi

- red: Socialdemocrats

- white: Christian Socials http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=19869

Best regards :beer:

Christian

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