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Post by tigre » 20 Jan 2020 23:04

Hello to all :D; following some figures that I found ........................

Equestrian sport under National Socialism.

The social structure of equestrian sport under National Socialism can be understood as a multidimensional network of relationships in which the actors and their social field are intertwined with the Nazi system. The equestrian organizations were diverse: from riding clubs to equestrian and riding associations to equestrian events. Modern equestrian sport in Germany originated in the mid-19th century. A reorganization can be seen from 1919 when, especially due to the effects of the First World War, there is an increase in institutionalization. From 1933 a clear distinction was made between the so-called elite men's sport and the so-called popular sport. In 1936, at the disposal of Hitler, the Nationalsozialistisches Reiterkorps - NSRK (National Socialist Equestrian Corps) was founded, which was used for premilitar training and was the responsibility of the SA. In addition, the Reiter-SS was organized as an integral part of the Allgemeine SS, the first SS-Reitersturm in Munich was created in 1931, while in Berlin we find the 1. SS-Reitersturm.

The NSRK existed between March 1936 and May 1945. The highest authority was the Chief of Staff of the SA and the NSRK was subordinate to the Reich Inspector of the Riding Schools of the SA, SA-Obergruppenführer Karl-Siegmund Litzmann. This was the sole responsibility of the chief of staff of the SA, who acted here as a representative of Adolf Hitler. One of the main tasks of the NSRK was to allow its members to join the mounted units of the Wehrmacht and the Waffen SS. The cadet officers, who arrived at the Corps, were also helped to prepare for the final exam.

The subordinate organizations of the NSRK wore the uniforms of the mother organization from which the mounted unit originated. This meant that, for example, the members of the SS Reiter wore the black uniform of the Allgemeine SS. The NSRK was characterized by carrying two crossed lances on the right neck flap. This was used by the troop, as well as the lower and middle levels of leadership. At the highest levels of leadership, spears were worn on a sleeve badge on the left forearm.

Sources: https://geschichte.fandom.com/wiki/Nati ... eiterkorps
Reitet für Deutschland “: Pferdesport im Nationalsozialismus - zwischen Anpassung, Gleichschaltung und Funktionalisierung. Nele Maya Fahnenbruck.
https://www.drgmilitaria.com/products/g ... 7044471371

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Re: NSRK!

Post by Georges JEROME » 23 Jan 2020 19:30

interesting !

Karl-Siegmund Litzmann

19.04.1936 - 00.00.0000 Leiter der "NS Reiterkorps"
21.12.1935 - 31.01.1942 Reichsinspekteur für die Reit-und Fahrausbildung zugleich Chef des Reiterkorps der SA
21.12.1935 - 31.10.1937 Chef des Amts Reit- und Fahrausbildung der OSAF
01.11.1937 - 31.01.1942 Chef des Hauptamts Reit- und Fahrausbildung der OSAF
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Re: NSRK!

Post by tigre » 27 Jan 2020 18:32

Hello to all :D; thanks Georges :wink:. More........................

Equestrian sport under National Socialism.

In the early 1930s, the two most important Nazi paramilitary organizations, the Sturmabteilung (SA) and the Schutzstaffel (SS) grew rapidly; They were mainly joined by war veterans and people who had previously been members of other right-wing organizations. Its leaders, Ernst Röhm and Heinrich Himmler, established a strict hierarchy in their respective institutions, both based on military principles and very similar in structure and terminology. The SA were the "boots on the ground" for the fight against political enemies, while the SS were an elite force that served as bodyguards for Hitler and party leadership; They were also designated to discipline the SA in case of revolt.

Until 1933, civil riding clubs of all kinds continued to exist parallel to the Reiterstandarten that had been founded so far. After Adolf Hitler came to power, two different events influenced the expansion of mounted paramilitary units. First, a decree issued by the Ministry of Interior required that all rural riding associations in Germany had to be part of the SA or the SS, a measure that served the purpose of Gleichschaltung (process by which Nazi Germany established a system of totalitarian control over the individual, as well as close coordination of all aspects of society and commerce) and the militarization of German society under the Nazis.

Due to their different strength and social composition, there was a significant difference in the intention, role and appearance of the mounted formations between the SA and the SS. Röhm organization intended to expand its selection of leisure facilities to attract people from a wide range of social environments. Most of its members, however, were farmers.

Heinrich Himmler, the leader of the SS, intended to integrate rural elites, including many members of the German nobility, into his organization. For this purpose, he requested the most exclusive rural equestrian associations and incorporated several horse breeding farms in the Reiter-SS structure. Later successes in national and international equestrian competitions showed that Himmler's elite policy was paying off during the 1930s, as opposed to the massive inclusion of new members in the mounted units of the SA: the most talented riders could be find in the Reiter-SS.

Sources: https://geschichte.fandom.com/wiki/Nati ... eiterkorps
Reitet für Deutschland“: Pferdesport im Nationalsozialismus – zwischen Anpassung, Gleichschaltung und Funktionalisierung. Nele Maya Fahnenbruck.
The SS Cavalry Brigade and its operations in the Soviet Union, 1941-1942. Henning Herbert Pieper

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Re: NSRK!

Post by tigre » 26 Mar 2020 20:13

Hello to all :D; more........................

Equestrian sport under National Socialism.

Sources: https://www.drgmilitaria.com/products/g ... 7044471371

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