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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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(1.) The Sturmabteilung (SA), was the paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party during its rise to power.
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. The party also launched its youth programme, 'Holland Youth', which was patterned after the 'Hitler Youth'.
Called "SA" or "Sturmabteilung," they were a group of thugs who demanded citizens reply with the "Heil Hitler!" greeting when prompted by Nazis.
(7) Tambien llamada "Conjura Rohm" o "Rohm Putsch", fue una purga politica dentro de las filas del partido nazi, consistio en el asesinato varios dirigentes de las SA (Sturmabteilung), grupo paramilitar del partido famoso por sus ambiciones politicas y sus metodos violentos.
From 1931 on, Germany engaged in a series of inconclusive elections punctuated by increasing street violence between Nazi para-military units, the Sturmabteilung (the SA, sometimes referred to as the Storm Troopers), and Communist militias.
Copycatting the tactics of Hitler's Sturmabteilung (SA) Brown Shirts, the racist Buddhist crowd - led by hundreds of Buddhist monks, waved placards reading "Never accept white card" and shouted "Anyone who allows foreigners to vote is our enemy."
When fire brigades arrived, goons from the Nazi Party's SS (Schutzstaffel, or "Protection Squadron") and SA (Sturmabteilung, or "Storm Detachment") prevented them from fighting the blaze.
(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." See also Gigliora Giro, "Model of Masculinity: Mussolini, the 'New Italian' of the Fascist Era," The International Journal of the History of Sport 16, 4 (December 1999): 43.
With our brothers we look, with our brothers we build with the silent courage of the warriors of the sagas, as sacrifice for European blood, silently at the temple of Europe with the golden shining stamp of dedication: HUMANITY 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.
An important instrument in this process was the seizure of vehicles: many SA ('Sturmabteilung') units were equipped in the spring of 1933 with motorcycles that had been confiscated from Communists.
Tellingly, she relates that during one drill, a Nazi from the Sturmabteilung tried to assign her father to supervision of the drill.