S.A. Mann - Bruno Schramm "In Memoriam"
Here is what I think is a slightly misleading SA Tagungsabzeichen, as the declared date of 23rd January 1932 is more than likely “In Memoriam”, rather than that of the actual event.
Bruno Schramm was born on the 11th May 1903 and died as an “SA Martyr” on the 23rd January 1932 – the date on the badge. Schramm was a graduate engineer from Zülz in Upper Silesia and who was both anti Weimar Republic and one who fought against the post Great War, Polish incursions into his home territory. In 1921 Schramm was both a member of the “Oberschlesien Selbstschutz” and “Freikorp Oberland”.
Street fighting with communists on the 22nd January 1932 resulted in his death on the following day and anecdotally, his final words were “I die for you all”.
I have no idea when this badge was issued, however it is interesting to note the background similarity of the badge posted, to that of the NSDAP Reichsparteitag 1933 badge.
09-04-2013 05:44 PM
A rare one for sure...and a first for my eyes, thanks for showing!