Gau Honour Badge Thüringen (unnumbered)
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The Badge was instituted on June 17, 1933, and was conferred upon individuals in Gau (district) Thuringia who served in the Nazi Party during the Kampfzeit or “Time of Struggle” when the Nazis struggled to gain political power.
The Nazi Regime divided Germany into a series of districts of “Gaue” to facilitate nationwide Party administration.
Every Gau was administered by a Gauleiter or “District Leader.
The Badge with award number was specifically awarded to the 1000 longest serving Nazi Party members of the Thüringen Region, and they are numbered 1-1000. However, numbered examples with numbers higher than 1000 are known to exist.
The Badge without award number was awarded to notable and influential members of the Nazi Party in the Thüringen Region.
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