Hitler Youth Militaria Collector Forum

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  1. Uniforms Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discuss uniforms worn by the Hitler Youth, the Deutsches Jungvolk, Bund Deutscher Mädel and the Jungmädel

    1. Headgear
      Headgear   

      Discuss all forms and types of headwear worn by the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel. Visors, summer caps, swimming caps, side caps etc

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    2. Belts and Buckles
      Belts and Buckles   

      Discuss the belts and buckles worn by the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel and the Deutsches Jungvolk

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    3. All other HJ DJ BDM and JM clothing items
      All other HJ DJ BDM and JM clothing items   

      Discuss shirts, jackets, Kletterjacke, tunics, shoes, skirts - indeed any clothing item not covered elsewhere within the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel uniform section

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    4. Fakes database - uniform items
      Fakes database - uniform items   

      Repository for fake items of Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel uniforms, footwear, visors, caps, sidecaps and other headgear.

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    5. Fake buckles
      Fake buckles   

      Repository for fake Hitler Youth, Deutsches Jungvolk and Bund deutscher Mädel Buckles.

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  2. Cloth Insignia Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discuss the cloth insignia of all sections of the Hitler Youth

    1. Area / District triangles - Gebietsdreiecke
      Area / District triangles - Gebietsdreiecke   

      The area or district triangle (german: Gebietsdreieck) was an important organisational identifier worn on the uniforms of the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel and you can discuss this insignia here.

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    2. Shoulderstraps and boards
      Shoulderstraps and boards   

      A large variety of shoulder straps and shoulderboards were worn by the Hitler Youth and Deutsches Jungvolk and these can be discussed here.

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    3. Specialist patches and insignia
      Specialist patches and insignia   

      The specialists in the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel wore a large variety of insignia denoting their particular skills and appointments and these can be discussed here.

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    4. DJ rune patches and DJ leader rune patches
      DJ rune patches and DJ leader rune patches   

      From the patches worn by the youngest boys in the Deutsches Jungvolk right up to those worn by the DJ higher leaders - all can be discussed here

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    5. Cufftitles
      Cufftitles   

      The cufftitles worn by the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel denoted a particular skill or affiliation and these items can be discussed here.

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    6. Leaders' lanyards
      Leaders' lanyards   

      From Kameradschaftsführer to Stabsführer the lanyards were used to denote rank and/or appointment in the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel .

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    7. Armbands
      Armbands   

      Discuss armbands worn by the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel.

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    8. All other cloth insignia
      All other cloth insignia   

      This is the forum for Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel cloth insignia which doesn't fit into one of the other categories. Rank patches, achievement badge cloth patches, large and small cloth diamonds etc

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    9. Fakes database - cloth insignia
      Fakes database - cloth insignia   

      Repository for fake items of Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel cloth insignia.

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  3. Metal Insignia Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Membership badges
      Membership badges   

      Covers the evolution of the Hitler Youth membership badge from the first pattern HJ Arbeiterjugend badge and DJV badge for the Deutsches Jungvolk up to the late-war painted zinc HJ membership badge.

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    2. Achievement badges (also known as proficiency badges) of the HJ, DJ, BDM and JM
      Achievement badges (also known as proficiency badges) of the HJ, DJ, BDM and JM   

      The initial series of achievement badges were introduced in 1934 and included the HJ achievement badge in Eisen (black), bronze and silver with bronze and silver levels being introduced in the same year for the Bund deutscher Mädel. The Deutches Jungvolk and Jungmädel achievement badges were introduced in 1935 and 1940 respectively and all can be discussed here.

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    3. Sports badges including the HJ Golden Leader badge (HJ Führer-Sportabzeichen der HJ)
      Sports badges including the HJ Golden Leader badge (HJ Führer-Sportabzeichen der HJ)   

      Whether it's the Reichsjugendsportabzeichen, a badge from the Reichsjugendwettkämpfe or indeed any other badge presented for sporting achievement it can be discussed here along with the respective competitions.

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    4. Tinnies/Day badges
      Tinnies/Day badges   

      There was a huge number and variety of these badges (german: Tagungsabzeichen) produced during the period commemorating events and rallies held by the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel. Show and discuss your badges here.

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    5. HJ Honour badges
      HJ Honour badges   

      HJ-Ehrenzeichen and Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der HJ. For the Americans: HJ honour Badge ;)

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    6. Shooting badges
      Shooting badges   

      Both the Hitler Youth and the Deutsches Jungvolk had shooting proficiency badges in various classes ranging from the basic HJ and DJ shooting badges right up to the HJ Scharfschütze (sharpshooter)and HJ Meisterschütze (master shot) badge. The different badges and the procedures involved in achieving them are discussed here

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    7. Reichsberufswettkampf badges
      Reichsberufswettkampf badges   

      Discussion of the Reich trades competition held between 1934 and 1939 and the Kriegsberufswettkampf of 1943/44. Discuss the various winners' badges Kreissieger, Gausieger and Reichssieger and the competition itself.

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    9. Fakes database - metal insignia
      Fakes database - metal insignia   

      Repository for fake Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel metal and enamel badges, tinnies, medals and insignia.

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    1. Hitler Youth knife and dagger
      Hitler Youth knife and dagger   

      The Hitler Youth knife (HJ/DJ Fahrtenmesser der Hitlerjugend) was worn by the members of the Hitler Youth and the Deutsches Jungvolk. It went through various design changes over the years including the removal in 1938 of the motto 'Blut und Ehre'. Also discussed are the HJ Honour dagger (Ehrendolch) and NPEA daggers.

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    2. Fakes database - knives and daggers
      Fakes database - knives and daggers   

      Show and discuss Hitler Youth and Deutsches Jungvolk fake knives and daggers.

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  4. Paper items Threads / Posts  Last Post

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    2. Paper documents
      Paper documents   

      Mitgliedsausweis, K-Schein, Urkunde, Dienstkarte, Gesundheitspass, Versicherungskarte, promotion documents, Lagerausweis, sports certificates, Abnahmeberechtigung, Grundschein, Lehrschein, Sportausweis, Schiessbuch, Besitzzeugnis.. I could go on all day as there was so much paperwork but you get the idea.

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    3. Postage stamps and postcards
      Postage stamps and postcards   

      This is the forum for postcards and stamps related to the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel.

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    4. Books and resources
      Books and resources   

      Discuss modern and period reference resources related to the HJ

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    5. Fakes database - paper items
      Fakes database - paper items   

      Repository for fake items of Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel paperwork, postcards, postage stamps, books and pamphlets.

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  5. Equipment Threads / Posts  Last Post

    All Hitler Youth equipment used for both indoor and outdoor activities including musical instruments

    1. Fieldgear and general equipment
      Fieldgear and general equipment   

      Discuss Tents, Zeltbahn, torches, compasses, Feldscher equipment, marching equipment, tornister, water bottles, breadbags, musical instruments - indeed all equipment used by the formations of the Hitler Youth.

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    2. Fakes database - equipment
      Fakes database - equipment   

      Repository for fake items of the equipment used by the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel during hiking, camping, marching and training.

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  6. Flags, pennants and banners Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Show and discuss HJ, DJ, BDM and JM flags and pennants. This is also the correct forum for metal signs.

    1. Flags, pennants and banners
      Flags, pennants and banners   

      From Gefolgschaft to Bann, from Mädelgruppe to Untergau and from Fähnlein to Jungbann, discuss the flags and pennants used by the various formations of the Hitler Youth here

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    2. Fakes database - flags and pennants
      Fakes database - flags and pennants   

      Show and discuss Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel fake flags, pennants/Wimpel, drapes, trumpet/fanfare banners etc.

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  7. Education and Training Threads / Posts  Last Post

    AHS, NPEA, RFS etc

    1. Hitler Youth Schools and Academies
      Hitler Youth Schools and Academies   

      Adolf Hitler schools, NPEA, NAPOBI, Lehrbildungsanstalt, Fliegertechnische-Vorschule etc

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  8. Research Resources Threads / Posts  Last Post

    History and roots of the HJ movement. Pre-HJ youth organisations, organisational structure of the HJ etc.

    1. The Reichszeugmeisterei RZM
      The Reichszeugmeisterei RZM   

      Discuss the RZM and related items - codes. labels etc

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    2. Translations
      Translations   

      This section contains English translations of period Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel publications and books.

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    4. General discussion
      General discussion   

      Discussions which don't fit into one of the other categories in this section

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    5. Specialist organisations
      Specialist organisations   

      Discuss the specialist HJ formations: Landdienst, Flieger-HJ, Marine-HJ, Motor-HJ, Nachrichten-HJ, Reiter-HJ, Pionier-HJ, HJ-Streifendienst, HJ-Spieleinheit, HJ-Rundfunkspielschar, HJ-Gesundheitsdienst, BDM-Werk Glaube und Schönheit, Feldscher, Unfalldienst etc.

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    6. Foreign Youth Organisations
      Foreign Youth Organisations   

      Discuss foreign fascist youth organisations which existed outside the Reich: Vlaamsche Jeugd, Deutsche Jugend, Nationale Jeugdstorm etc.

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    7. 1939-45
      1939-45   

      Discuss the part played by the HJ in the war effort, special formations, 12SS Panzerdivision, Wehrertüchtigung etc.

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    8. Pre HJ youth organisations
      Pre HJ youth organisations   

      Discuss the German youth movements which pre-dated the HJ and which were later incorporated or simply dissolved. Discuss German youth organisations which co-existed with the HJ. Discuss youth groups opposed to the Hitler Youth.

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    9. Post-war youth organisations
      Post-war youth organisations   

      Discuss post-war youth organisations in Germany such as Freie Deutsche Jugend, Wandervogel etc

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    10. Bann number lists - Area triangle lists
      Bann number lists - Area triangle lists   

      Complete lists of Bann numbers for most years between 1933 to 1943 with their locations and the parent HJ Gebiet. Want to know which sleeve triangle/Gebietsdreieck goes with your HJ and DJ shoulder straps or indeed the other way around: which Bann or Jungbann numbers go with which triangle? Useful for checking BDM Untergau and JM Untergau numbers too.

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    11. Lower level unit identification
      Lower level unit identification   

      The purpose of this forum is to combine our resources to compile a list of the Hitlerjugend, Bund Deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel units below the Bann, BDM-Untergau, Jungbann and JM-Untergau level. These lists contain HJ Gefolgschaft, BDM and JM Mädelgruppe, DJ Fähnlein. Streifendienst, Flieger-HJ, Marine-HJ units etc

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    12. For first person accounts and discussion with and about veterans of the Hitler Youth, Bund deutscher Mädel, Deutsches Jungvolk and Jungmädel.

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  9. Organisations within the NSDAP Threads / Posts  Last Post

    This forum is for the general discussion of the organisations which formed the NSDAP.

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  10. Sales, trades, freebies and wants area Threads / Posts  Last Post


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  11. My Collection Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discuss and show your collection of HJ or indeed non-HJ items

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