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GOLD PARTY BADGE OF THE NSDAP BELONGING TO KREISLEITER LUDWIG WINTER.
A superb large size 30mm gold party badge still in full gilt and with perfect enamel.Reverse features the military style pin (which is harder to find than the safety pin style),marked GES GESCH in box and below this the early NSDAP membership number 8703,which from research shows that this badge belonged to Kreisleiter Ludwig Winter,the condition of the reverse of the badge is also extremely fine showing only slight wear.Ludwig Winter was born on the 16.8.1894 in Barntrup-Lippe,he served in the German army during WW1 and was awarded the iron cross 2nd class,Prince of Lipp war merit cross and the wound badge in black.Winter joined the NSDAP on the 24.6.1925 shortly after the party was reformed after Adolf Hitlers release from Lansberg prison,by 1933 he was the Kreisleiter of the town of Spring am Deister of Gau Sud Hannover-Braunshweig,by 1936 he was the Kreisleiter of Neustadt.On the 12th of November 1933 Ludwig Winter was elected to the Reichstag representing Sud Hannover-Braunschweig untill the end of the war in 1945.Complete with this badge are 10 pages of research concerning this Kreisleiter and also a photograph of him wearing his Kreisleiters uniform.