N.S.D.A.P. Collar Tabs
Ranks and insignia of the N.S.D.A.P. were paramilitary titles used by the National Socialist German Workers Party ( N.S.D.A.P.) between approximately 1928 and the fall of Germany in 1945. Such ranks were held within the political leadership corps of the N.S.D.A.P. charged with the overseeing the regular N.S.D.A.P. members.
The first purpose of the N.S.D.A.P. political ranks was to provide election district leadership positions during the years where the Nazis were attempting to come to power in Germany. After 1933, when the Third Reich had been established, N.S.D.A.P. ranks played a much more important role existing as a political chain of command operating side by side with the German government.