November 9th Blood Flag Tapestry Jakob Grimminger
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Jakob Grimminger was a combat hero who served with distinction in WWI, and was one of the earliest members of the Nazi Party and took an active part in the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich. He was later accorded the specific honor of being appointed the official bearer of the Blutfahne (Blood Banner) of November 9, 1923. This was a special flag carried during the unsuccessful Putsch. The flag was literally drenched in the blood of the martyrs slain on that fateful November day in 1923. It was brought to the fore by SS-Standartenführer Grimminger in numerous special rituals during the National Socialist period. During the 1930s, Jakob was a city councillor of Munich. He was one of the most respected of the “Old Fighters” and was, of course, considered one of the closest friends of the Führer, Adolf Hitler. Depicted on the tapestry that we offer you can see a bronze crucible that contained the “eternal flame.” Clutched in the hands of Parteigennose (Party Member) Grimminger we see the Blood Flag. This sacred flag reposed normally in the NSDAP’s Braunes Haus when not carried by Grimminger. The tapestry measures 50 x 70 inches of quality, washable, cotton weave, with 1½-inch black and white fringes on all four sides.