The Sturmabteilung (listen (help·info); often shortened to SA) was a paramilitary group for the German Nazi Party. Their leader was Ernst Röhm. The group was important in helping Adolf Hitler gain power in the 1930s.
Adolf Hitler and Ernst Röhm inspecting the SA
in Nuremberg in 1933
|Dissolved||May 8, 1945|
|Headquarters||SA High Command, Barerstraße, Munich|
|Parent agency||Nazi Party (NSDAP)|
The word Sturmabteilung was used before the founding of the Nazi Party in 1919. It originally comes from the specialized assault troops used by Germany in World War I utilising Hutier infiltration tactics.