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Sudetenland, Czech Republic

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Sudeten Germans flag

[Sudeten Germans flag] by Jarig Bakker, 7 Jan 2001, based on info of Ralf Stelter, 7 Jan 2001

The Sudeten Germans (Sudetendeutschen) use the colors black-red-black, which date back from the republican symbols of the national convention in Frankfurt. After the first World War German Bohemia and German Moravia declared themselves part of German Austria, but became part of Czechoslovakia in 1919. As a sign of mourning the color gold was replaced by black. The image from this site. has proportions 1:1:1.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Sept 2000

The flag is wrong! The stripes are in ratios of 1:2:1.
Ralf Stelter, 7 Jan 2001

Sudetenland (the historical region near border between Czechia and Germany, that was settled by Germans and from 1938 to
1945 connected to Hitler's third empire): horizontal black - red - black. The flag is used mainly by Sudetendeutsche
Landsmanschaft (union of Germans, that had to flee from Czechia to Germany after WWII).
Jiri Martinek, 26 Jan 2000.

Sudetenland (as referred to after 1900) was formerly the German-populated border area of Bohemia and Moravia, not just between Germany and.Czechia. There is a general picture of the Sudetenland at this location.
Stuart P. Veith, 17 Dec 2000

Sudeten Germans Coat of Arms

[Sudeten Germans Coat of Arms] image from this site.

This coat of arms was introduced in 1950, after the Sudeten Germans had been evicted from Bohemia and Moravia.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Sept 2000

Arms of Sudentenland Reichsgau

[Arms of Sudentenland Reichsgau] image sent by Falko Schmidt, 1 Aug 2002

Arms of Sudentenland Reichsgau I have found in journal "Týden" this summer. I have asked my colleague to scan it and here is
the result. Picture is BW and infos about its colours incomplete, but it seems to me not even Sudetendeutsche Landsmannschaft
knowns it. On the other hand: I'm absolutely sure that this Arms is not a creation of fantasy, but a reality. In book called "Pravda o okupaci" ("Truth about occupation") by Václav Král ("Naše Vojsko", Praha 1962) there is a photo of State Minister K.H. Frank on a secret NSDAP party meeting in Karlsbrunn in 1944 (now Karlova Studánka, district Bruntál), where a simillar shield is displayed.
Ales Krizan, 25 Jul 2002

Much more information and a better image of the Reichsgau Sudetenland arms in [klm02], "Symbole des Sudetenlandes", by Roman Klimeš, in Der Flaggenkurier, 15 (2001), pages: 41-45 + 1 colour plate.
Santiago Dotor, 26 Jul 2002

Sudeten deutsche Partei

[flag of the Sudeten German party] by António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 Jun 2002

The flag of the Sudeten deutsche Partei (S.d.P.), Sudeten German Party, the nazi party in Sudetenland was a red flag with a large white shield with the party symbol (the stylized letters SdP). There is an image in Znamierowski's Encyclopedia of Flags (1999). SdP was formed 1933 as the Sudetendeutsche Heimatfront under Konrad Henlein.
Marcus Wendel, 20 Sep 2000

One should mention that the "Sudetendeutsche Partei" (led by Konrad Henlein) was *not* the nazi party in Sudetenland. There were two other parties (Deutsche Nationalpartei and Deutsche Nationalsozialistische Arbeiterpartei), that were banned in 1933, that were national socialist. The Sudetendeutsche Partei was founded in 1933 (original name Sudetendeutsche Heimatfront) as a merger movement of all German political groups right of the social democrats (including nazis, however). The programmatics were decidedly right-wing, but in many cases attacked by the nazis. For instance, the "ideological father" of the
party (Othmar Spann) was even arrested and tortured in the KZ Dachau in 1938.
Later on the SdP became more radical, relied more and more on the support by the German NSDAP, and also the party leadership was more and more infiltrated and taken over by nazis. At about 1938, the party could clearly be called a "fifth column of Hitler"
Marcus Schmöger, 8 Jul 2002

Sudeten deutsche Partei after German annexation (1938)

[flag #2 of the Sudeten German party] by António Martins-Tuválkin and Mark Sensen, 28 Jun 2002

The flag of the Sudeten deutsche Partei was changed after the German occupation to the German swastika flag but with a black border around the white disc.
Marcus Wendel, 20 Sep 2000