Original German WWII HJ Unit Marked 38" x 21" Pennant Flag - German Youth Organization

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This very nice German WWII Era Unit Marked jugend (HJ) Wimpel (Pennant) flag is in very good condition, and measures about 38" by 21". The pennant is red with a white center stripe, with the usual applied HJ diamond with a dyed hakenkreuz (swas). It is made of multiple pieces of cotton light canvas stitched together. This example is unit marked in the upper corner, with 22 / 252 machine embroidered onto the pennant. 

Overall condition is very good, with some light age toning and wear, with 2 of 3 snap hooks still intact. The color are still quite vibrant, and this really is a great example.

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 AH-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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