Grimminger, Jakob, born 25-04-1892 in Augsburg, Bavaria, was the member of the Schutzstaffel (SS)
who was famous for carrying the Blutfahne, the ceremonial Nazi flag. He entered the Imperial German Army when he was sixteen years old and served during World War I. Mechanic in an air regiment between 1914 and 1917, he fought in the Gallipoli Campaign
and after one year destined in Palestine he returned to Germany and with the Iron Cross, second class
. Working as a tallest he joined the Nazi Party in 1922 NSDAP-Nr.: 759/SS-Nr.: 135
and became a member of the Sturmabteilung, taking part in the fights for Coburg in 1922 and the Munich Beer Hall Putsch of 09-11-1923.
After serving in the “das Braune Haus”
, the general headquarters of the NSDAP
, he was selected in 1926 to become a member of the SS. Grimminger was promoted many times during his service in the SA and the SS, eventually reaching the rank of Standartenführer. He gained notoriety after being selected to become the bearer of the esteemed “Blood Flag”
which was the Nazi banner used in a 1923 coup attempt against the Bavarian government. The flag, as claimed, had been splattered with the blood of those killed on that day, like Andreas Bauriedl
and Theodor Pfordten
He was also City council man in Munich. As a member of the SS he was given the honour of carrying the blood-stained Blutfahne from the Munich putsch, he became Adolf Hitler’s
shadow (did you know
). Grimminger was decorated with the Goldenes Parteiabzeichen, the Blood Order or the Coburger Ehrenzeichen
, the three most important decorations of the NSDAP.
Death and burial ground of Grimminger, Jakob.
He reportedly attempted to enter politics, and served as a councilor in Munich, however his past prevented him from continuing this career. He died in poverty and in obscurity on 28-01-1969, age 76, in Munich and was buried on the Waldfriedhof of Munich, his grave has new owners now and he was removed to Herzebrock-Clarholz, where the gravestone alas is removed also. On the Waldfriedhof are also buried the next personalities, Generals, Kommandeur IV Flak Regiment
, Rudolf Bogatsch
, Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Commander of the Troops Exercise Grounds in Maria ter Heide, Heinrich Curtze
, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur Wehrmacht Operaties Staff
, Ernst Detleffsen
, Franz Ritter von Epp
Generalmajor der Kavallerie, Staff of the Inspector of Land Fortifications West, Gero von Gersdorf
, Oberst der Wehrmacht, Highest German Commander on D-Day, Normandy, Ernst Goth
, SS Obergruppenführer, Kommandeur General II SS Panzerkorps, Paul “Papa” Hausser
SS Obersturmführer, Chef 1./SS Pz Grenadier Regiment 38 “Goetz von Berlichingen”, Bruno Hinz
, Generalmajor der Flieger, Commander of the Air Defend Division, Max Ibel
, aircraft desiner, Hugo Junkers
, General der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur der 4th Panzerdivision, Dietrich von Saucken
Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftregio Truppe 3, Ernst Weber
, Hitler Navy adjutant Karl von Puttkamer
, the scientist Werner Heissenberg
, Generalmajor der Gebirgstruppe, Kommandeur der Jäger Regiment 100, Otto Schury
, Goering’s second wife, Emmy Goering Sonnemann
and the famous film maker
. “Triumpf of the Will” , the film chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg.
Cemetery location of Grimminger, Jakob.