The Nazi Party, or National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP), was a far-right political party in Germany that was active from 1920 to 1945.   The party was led by Adolf Hitler and came to power in Germany in 1933. The Nazis controlled all aspects of German life and persecuted German Jews.   The Nazis’ ultimate aim was to create a community of racially pure Germans loyal to Hitler.  The Nazis were influenced by the post–World War I far-right in Germany. They held common beliefs such as:

The most widespread Nazi flag featured a black swastika in a white circle on a red field. The German armed forces flew a modified version of the Imperial Reich war flag.