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image by André Coutanche, 18 Sep 2006
The FDÄ (Front Deutscher Äpfel = Front of German Apples) is a slightly controversial organisation. Their use of openly Nazi-alluding symbolism is not greeted with widespread support, as from a distance you would not actually recognize the apple, but just a black thing in a white circle on a red field.
Interestingly, at least twice the German media mistook the FDÄ for the "real thing", namely the NPD. A report of the MDR (Central German Broadcasting Company) did this in August, and another report (at least implicitly) last Sunday, when the ZDF showed FDÄ activists while reporting on the NPD. Yesterday's Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote, that the FDÄ uses essentially the same flag as the NPD, except for the apple; this is certainly not true, as the NPD flag is quite different.
As Jan Patrick mentioned, the flag of the FDÄ is actually in use. However, the flags they showed in Schwerin (capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) were slightly different from the design shown in the pdf (and extracted by André), mainly lacking the pears in the canton. They looked quite homemade to me. A photo of the whole flag can be found at this webpage.
Marcus Schmöger, 19 Sep 2006