Monday, May 4, 2015

Now Who Has The Missing Flag For Monday Mystery...?

Over time, many of histories most popular artifacts go missing. This is one of those times.

I know many folks would love to get their greedy little hands on it, but I can't say that I'm one of them. What happened to it? I don't really know or care!

What Happened To The Blutfahne?

1923, Hitler made a failed attempt to overthrow the German government and install his own in its place. Spurred on by political actions that implied Germany was taking the fall for starting World War I, the 35,000 members of the Nazi party were aiming high, but their failure set the groundwork—and the mythology—for the rise of their party years later. Hitler and 600 of his men attempted to take over a beer hall at which the Bavarian Prime Minister was speaking . . . and Hitler managed to gain the support of the audience. Now with 3,000 men, the Nazis attempted to take key government buildings. It was a failure, though. Hitler was arrested two days later and tried for treason.

During the shootout, 16 Nazi party members died. After Hitler was released from prison, he was given a flag that had been stained with the blood of his fallen comrades—they became the first martyrs of the Nazi party. The flag became known as “Die Blutfahne,” or “the Blood Flag,” and it was one of the earliest symbols of the mythos and ritual that would grow around the Nazi party. It was used in all the major ceremonies, its touch was thought to sanctify other flags with its power, and SS officers swore their oath to it. It even had its own keeper: an SS member named Jakob Grimminger.

The last time Die Blutfahne was seen in public was in October 1944. No one knows whether it was destroyed in the bombings at the end of the war, rescued and shuttled away, or whether an unwitting Allied soldier took it, unaware of its significance. The keeper of the Blood Flag not only survived the war, but later took a minor position as a city official in Munich. All his property had already been confiscated, and he died a poor man

Now if you have this missing flag, or know anything about it...don't worry. Like I said before, I don't care where it is. Still, I kinda hope it was destroyed. To me it is nothing more than a symbol of so many bad things, ya know?

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Just a warning here. Hanging out in Texas could get you in trouble with the government, if you know what I mean!


Chickenmom said...

Just imagine how different the world would be it Hitler had been executed after being convicted of treason. Would love to hang out with the good people of Texas!

linda m said...

Sure hope the flag was destroyed. It represents too much evil. I have no problem in hanging out with the good people of Texas.

Dizzy-Dick said...

The evil that flag represents and to think, that symbol started out connected to and having a religious meaning. Sometimes, what was once good is now bad and visa versa.

JO said...

I too hope it was destroyed, dragged through the dirt and burned.

It just started to pour down rain here don't know if it was just a cloud burst so I will hope on over to your patio and TX. with you ya'll for coffee

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
No telling how much difference that would have made, but it probably would have been better!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Linda M...
I feel that it probably was destroyed. We can only hope!

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Dizzy...
Boy, isn't that the truth. Some really bad ju-ju connected to that flag!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Jo....
I'm pretty sure that it was. Supposed to be clear here until the first of next week!

Thanks for stopping in, sweetie.

Rob said...

Last seen in Oct '44? I'll bet it's down in south America with all the rest of the Nazi loot that escaped that last year.

Mamahen said...

I agree with those who hope n think it is gone some good ppl in Tx some are relatives ......know some not so good , and they are relatives too ;))