N S D A P Long Service Awards

(NSDAP-Dienstauszeichnung)

 

 

The NSDAP Long Service Award (NSDAP-Dienstauszeichnung) was instituted on the 2nd April 1939 by Adolf Hitler for male and female members of the Nazi Party who met certain qualifications. The award was first given out on 30th January 1940.

 

Award Criteria

The award was given in three grades of ten years, fifteen years, and twenty-five years of service.

Despite the fact that the entire Nazi movement lasted for little over 25 years (1919-1945), the awards were made well before the stated years of actual service were completed. This was because the period between 1925 and 1933 was known by the Nazis as the Kampfzeit ("Time of Struggle"). The service time for the award was counted double from February 1925 through January 1933. Service in any Party organization or formation counted. but the time of service had to be unbroken.

exceptions

Compulsory military service, not to exceed two years.

Military service against the Republican Government in the Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939).

German military service after September 1939.

 

 

NSDAP Long Servive Bar

NSDAP long service awards - 15/10 year - with matching ribbon bar and lapel pin

 

 

25 year Long Service Cross - NSDAP

NSDAP long service award - 25 year

 

 

NSDAP service ribbon

NSDAP 10 year Long Service ribbon bar in wear

 

 

 

5 medal ribbon bar - 10/15 NSDAP long service

5 medal ribbon bar - 10/15 NSDAP long service

 

4 medal ribbon bar - 10/15 NSDAP long service

4 medal ribbon bar - 10/15 NSDAP long service

 

 

 

10 and 15 year long service bar in wear

NSDAP 10 and 15 year Long Service ribbon bar in wear

 

 

 

 

Parade Bar with 10 year NSDAP long service cross

Parade bar with 10 year NSDAP long service award

 

 

 

 

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