Original German WWII HJ Member Cotton Armband with Embroidered Insignia - German Youth Organization

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This jugend (HJ) Armband is in excellent, nearly unissued condition. The band is red with a white center stripe, with the usual applied HJ diamond with an embroidered swas (hook cross). A very nice HJ Armband. Overall condition is excellent, with some light age toning and wear.

The HJ or jugend, and often abbreviated as HJ in German, was the youth organization of the NSDAP Party in Germany. Its origins dated back to 1922 and it received the name jugend, Bund deutscher Arbeiterjugend ("HJ, League of German Worker Youth") in July 1926. From 1933 until 1945, it was the sole official youth organization in Germany and was partially a paramilitary organization; it was composed of the HJ proper for male youths aged 14 to 18, the German Youngsters in the HJ (Deutsches Jungvolk in der jugend or "DJ", also "DJV") for younger boys aged 10 to 14, and the League of German Girls (Bund Deutsche Mädel or "BDM").

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