Original German WWII HJ Youth Organization Member Multi-Piece Armband with Embroidered Insignia
Original Item: Only One Available. This HJ National Youth Organization Armband is in very good used condition. Unlike many that we have seen, this example looks to have been worn, with some fraying at the edges of the insignia, light staining, and a few small holes / tears. It measures approximately 15" x 4", and is sewn together at the ends.
The band is red with a white center stripe that is a separate piece stitched onto it. There is also a machine stitch applied HJ diamond with a machine embroidered swas (Hook Cross).
A very nice HJ Armband, with some nice period wear.
AH believed German youth to be the future of his 3rd Reich. The German National Socialist Youth Organization, 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 HJ, 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 HJ 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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