Golden Hitler Youth Diamond

Condition: Excellent

Maker: M1/70


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Product Description: This Golden Hitler Youth Diamond is a beautiful example of this rare and desirable honor award. These badges were awarded to early HJ members as well as those who showed special merit or achievements. Unlike the membership pin, this honor badge could still be worn by the recipient after leaving the youth organization. This high quality badge is made of a brass alloy (Tombak). The obverse shows slight wear, with fading to the gold finish, but the Tombak shows a nice golden color and is clean. The beautiful white and translucent red enamel is virtually perfect with no chips or damage. The reverse of this Golden Hitler Youth Diamond shows typical age toning. It’s numbered to the recipient with the number “9029.” It’s marked with “Ges. Gesch.,” indicating a legally protected design, and is also marked with the RZM logo and maker code “M1/70” indicating manufacture by Franz Otto in Wuppertal-Elberfeld. This handsome badge has a great look. The condition rates as excellent.




Historical Description: The first Nazi youth organization was created in Germany in 1922. In 1926, this organization took on the name “Hitlerjugend” (Hitler Youth) and by 1930, it had over 25,000 members. From 1933 to 1945, the Hitler Youth was the only official youth organization in Germany. The Hitler Youth was for boys aged 14 to 18, and also included the “Deutsche Jungvolk” for boys aged 10 to 14, and the “Bund deutsche Mädel” for German girls. This was primarily a paramilitary organization. Members learned military skills, such as drill and marching, and were arranged in units with a command structure similar to that of the military. These units were subject to political lectures and other types of indoctrination using Nazi propaganda. By December of 1936, the Hitlerjugend had over 5 million members. During WWII, The Hitler Youth assisted the German postal service and the Reich national railways, among other tasks. By the end of the war, Hitler Youth members were being deployed in combat as anti-aircraft gunners attached as auxiliaries to the Luftwaffe, and as members of the Volkssturm militia units. Hitler Youth personnel had a wide variety of uniforms and headgear, including tan summer uniforms, wool winter uniforms, and specialized clothing for sports competitions or special units. These uniforms were worn with a wide variety of different insignia which designated specific functions and units. Headgear ranged from simple field caps and ski caps, to specialized equipment. Hitler Youth members were also eligible to earn a range of awards. At the end of the war, the Hitlerjugend was disbanded, and later banned by the German criminal code.



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