Sturmabteilung


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Sturmabteilung

(ˈʃtʊrmˈaptailʊŋ)
n
(Historical Terms) the full name of the Nazi SA
[literally: storm division]
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Noun1.Sturmabteilung - Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943Sturmabteilung - Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943
militia, reserves - civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
Brownshirt - a member of the Nazi SA which wore brown uniforms
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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.
Following the 1930 coup, Rohm was forced to return to Germany where he became commander of the Nazi party's Sturmabteilung (SA).
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.
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).