::"Sturm" cigarettes



{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Notability |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} Sturm-Zigaretten (Storm Cigarettes or Assault Cigarettes) was a brand of cigarettes sold to generate funds for the Nazi Party's Sturmabteilung (SA).<ref name="Proctor">Robert N. Proctor, The Nazi War on Cancer, pp. 234-237.</ref> SA member Otto Wagener had persuaded manufacturers Trommler, based in Dresden to produce Sturm cigarettes, with a share of the profits being given to the SA.<ref>Ian Kershaw, Hitler 1889-1936, p. 348.</ref> The Sturm cigarette factory produced four brands in total: Trommler, Alarm, Sturm and Neue Front.<ref name="Grant">Thomas D. Grant, Stormtroopers and Crisis in the Nazi Movement, p. 102.</ref> Through this scheme, a typical SA unit earned hundreds of Reichsmarks each month.<ref name="Grant"/> There is evidence that coercion was used to promote the sale of these cigarettes.<ref name="Grant"/> SA members were expected to smoke Sturm cigarettes exclusively.<ref name="Proctor"/> The brand was also used to make the prospect of serving in the German army more appealing, with sets of cards being produced which depicted attractive army uniforms from history.<ref>Joyce Goodman and Jane Martin, Gender, Colonialism and Education, p. 81.</ref> The SA stopped manufacturing cigarettes in 1934.<ref name="Proctor"/>

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