Archive for Hitler Youth

Aluminium Hitler Youth Buckle

Posted in Belts & Belt Buckles with tags , , on March 13, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgI went down to Southern Ontario on the weekend and slithered through a couple of antique malls while I was there. A couple of small items followed me home. This one is a Hitler Youth belt buckle stamped M4/94, manufactured by Franz Weinrank, Vienna.

Hitler Youth Golden Honour Badge

Posted in Insignia, Medallions & Badges with tags , , on December 19, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgA nicely executed badge, this is the Gold Honour Badge for HJ members. This example is marked to manufacturer M1/78 (Paulmann & Crone, Lüdenscheid). It also has the RZM mark, Ges-Gesch (protected design) and the owners issue number. The badge was awarded to members of the HJ or BDM who joined prior to Potsdam Day (October 2, 1932) and had five years continuous service.

BDM Proficiency Badge in Bronze

Posted in Insignia, Medallions & Badges with tags , , , on April 7, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the BDM Proficiency Badge in Bronze (Leistungsabzeichen). It was issued to members of the Bund Deutsche Madel who passed proficiency tests in nursing, political awareness and athleticism, within one year.

There were two grades, silver and bronze. They were numbered on the reverse unless it was a replacement badge in which case it had an A or B on the rear instead. This example has the RZM code M1/14 for the manufacturer Oeschsler & Sohn, Ansbach.

HJ/DJ Sig Rune Patch

Posted in Armbands & Patches with tags , , , on January 10, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere’s a nice example of the humble HJ/DJ Sig Rune sleeve patch. Called the Armscheiben des DJ, it was issued to DJ members who has passed the basic membership tests and the rune color indicates the Oberbann, in this case Oberbann 1. This one is undressed and still has its RZM tag on the rear.

HJ FlakHelfer Breast Patch

Posted in Insignia with tags , , , , on November 28, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the Hitler Youth patch worn by those boys who worked on the Flak units during WW2. Their job must have been particularly terrifying as they were required to be out in the open during the bomber raids, working the searchlights or assisting with the guns. On the other hand, fuck the little Nazi shitzen.


HJ/DJ Shoulder Tab Button Pair

Posted in Accessories, Cap Badges, Collar Dogs and Shoulder Titles, Shirts with tags , , , on November 28, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis pair of buttons are correct for a pre-war HJ/DJ shirt. The number indicates the Gefolgschaft number. In this case 38. The buttons are RZM marked to the rear.


WHW HJ und DJ Ausrüstung Set Series 2

Posted in Tokens with tags , , , , , on October 26, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThe Germans had a Winter Assistance Program (Winterhilfswerk) which consisted of a street level collection aimed at raising funds to assist those who were cold or hungry. The program was started by Brüning in 1931 and later coopted by the NSDAP. Part of this program involved the exchange of decorative tokens of nominal value, usually in sets.

This set dates from the 10th and 11th of May, 1941 and consisted of 8 items of HJ and DJ equipment. There were three series of this issue, varying slightly in materials and finish. Note the different drum color and the glass flag in this set compared to the other one here.