Horst-Wessel-Lied

The "Horst-Wessel-Lied" ("Horst Wessel Song"; German: [hɔʁst ˈvɛsl̩ liːt] (listen)), also known by its opening words "Die Fahne hoch" ("Raise the Flag", lit.'The Flag High'), was the anthem of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) from 1930 to 1945. From 1933 to 1945, the Nazis made it the co-national anthem of Germany, along with the first stanza of the "Deutschlandlied".[1]

Horst-Wessel-Lied
English: Horst Wessel Song

Former co-national anthem of Germany
Also known as"Die Fahne hoch" (English: "Raise the Flag")
LyricsHorst Wessel, 1929
Published1929
Adopted1933 (1933)
Relinquished1945 (1945)
Preceded by"Deutschlandlied" (as sole national anthem)
Succeeded by
Audio sample
"Horst-Wessel-Lied" (1936 rendition)

The "Horst-Wessel-Lied" has been banned in Germany and Austria since the end of World War II.


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