Product Description: This HJ Hitler Youth Armband is a very nice example and is tunic removed. It’s a textbook piece in all aspects. The diamond-shaped Hitlerjugend swastika emblem is Bevo machine woven, with a black swastika on a white background. This emblem is factory machine stitched to the body of the armband with straight stitching. The armband itself is also Bevo machine woven, with a white central stripe. The colors on this one are strong, with some light surface dirt. The short ends of the armband are factory machine sewn together in the back with a typical “French seam.” This HJ Hitler Youth armband is complete and sound, with its original RZM tag and displays great. This HJ Hitler Youth Armband condition rates as excellent plus.
Historical Description: Nearly every military, civil, political, and paramilitary organization in existence during the Third Reich used armbands. Armbands were worn on military and civilian uniforms and also on civilian clothes, from suit jackets to work clothing. They were used to denote membership in organizations, to indicate a specific role or function of the bearer, and as insignia of rank. Many organizations would change the design of their armbands over time, which added to the variety produced. These were manufactured in countless variations, ranging from simple printed bands to elaborately hand-embroidered pieces of the highest quality. Some Nazi armbands were worn by all members of large organizations and were made by the millions. Others were intended for use at a specific time and place and were unique. Many types were made in very limited numbers. Some bore metal insignia or special identifiers that indicated the wearer’s rank, unit affiliation, or nationality. Armbands were sometimes but not always marked with ink stamps by the issuing authorities.
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