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