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Deutsche Landvolkpartei, a short-lived party in 1963. The emblem and flag had been in use before and after, though.
Jarig Bakker, 14 July 2000
The Deutsche Landvolkpartei was a very short-lived group in 1963. It gathered much of the protest potential of farmers, especially against the European Economic Community. It never took part in elections. During the first public rally on 27 July 1963 the black flag with white plough and red sword was displayed. Various variants of the flag most probably home-made were displayed during protest marches in the Summer of 1963. Other flags displayed by the farmers were plain black ones or black flags with inscription e.g. Auf, Bauer, wehre dich!, meaning Rise, farmer, defend yourself!.
The farmer flag was first designed in 1928 by farmer Peter Petersen from Osterholz (near Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein) and used during rural riots in 1928 and 1929.
Sources: Rabbow 1965 and Rabbow 1970.
Marcus Schmöger, 10 September 2001