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Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943

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Because of this concern for comrade welfare, the author posits that the Sturmabteilung was that rare Nazi organization that actually promoted the "socialism" component of National Socialism, though this disposition alienated the SA from the more economically conservative, and ultimately more powerful, branches of the party.
The NSNAP drew inspiration from the NSDAP, and formed its own 'Storm Trooper' battalion, emulating the Sturmabteilung.
3) Prikladem jsou paramilitarni dobrovolne obcanske sbory jako Sturmabteilung (SA--Utocne oddily) ci Lidove milice, do jiste miry i soucasne hnuti soukromych milici v USA.
15) Se trataba de la policia SA Sturmabteilung (grupo de ataque o tropas de asalto), conocido tambien como "las camisas pardas" por el color de su uniforme.
Following the 1930 coup, Rohm was forced to return to Germany where he became commander of the Nazi party's Sturmabteilung (SA).
One Stormtrooper (member of the Nazi Sturmabteilung, or SA) reports that after an injury prohibited him from walking fully upright, he was barred from marching in a January 1936 military parade because his handicap "disrupted the picture.
Indeed, a very strange praise to bestow on a scholar like Ranke, with a dubious past as a prominent member of the Nazi party (NSDAP) and even its Sturmabteilung, and with close ties to Alfred Rosenberg's organization Ahnenerbe and NSDAP's Hohe Schule, where Rosenberg had intended a leading position for him.
Tellingly, she relates that during one drill, a Nazi from the Sturmabteilung tried to assign her father to supervision of the drill.
Wheeler-Bennett's optimism did not survive the Night of the Long Knives in 1934, when Ernst Rohm, the leader of the Sturmabteilung, and others (including some of Wheeler-Bennett's friends), were judicially murdered by their erstwhile alte Kameraden.
Thus, even in cases such as the Schwabing Riots in Munich, in which youth violence directed against the police actually contained antiauthoritarian overtones, prominent social democrats equated the behavior of rioting youths with the violence meted out by young members of the Sturmabteilung (SA) in the late Weimar and early National Socialist periods (Furmetz 2006, 209).
Catholic priests, university students, and opinion leaders wrote articles for the Volkischer Beobachter, gave field sermons, blessed Sturmabteilung standards, promoted eugenics and racial purity, and participated in Catholic- oriented membership drives.