Nazi Germany (1933–1945) In 1935, the black-white-red horizontal tricolour was scrapped again, and the flag with the off-center swastika and disc was instituted as the only national flag (and was to remain as such until 1945).
Why is Belgium flag similar to Germany?
The Belgian colors come from the historical colors of the Duchy of Brabant, a polity that dates back to the medieval period. The German national colors of black-gold-red have a much more recent pedigree. These were the colors of the Königlich Preußisches Freikorps von Lützow.
What does the black in the German flag mean?
The colour choice had pragmatic origins, even though black-red-gold were the former colours used by the Holy Roman Empire. At the time, the colours represented: Out of the blackness (black) of servitude through bloody (red) battles to the golden (gold) light of freedom.