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    Düsseldorf Schlageter 1933

    Hi Guys,

    This Tinnie was my very first one, so allow me to say a few words about it. Also, it is like a good bye to this fantastic city crossed by the Rhein.

    What always caught my attention is that there are 2 crosses in this Tinnie. Why this? And what or who was Schlageter? You can see 3 pictures of this badge attached. Picture 3 belongs to my collection and Picture 4 belongs to Stuart’s collection (page 8 of https://www.HJ-research.com/forum/f27...21/index8.html )

    In such a small thing, there is a big history behind.

    I will be starting for the end, the crosses. The Christian and the Swastika together make a weird match. Well, we know that the Protestant youth groups joined the HJ with no much difficulty. But with the Catholic Church, that was a different history. But no. the Christian church doesn’t symbolize any church, the explanation is far simpler, that cross was the memorial site of Albert Leo Schlageter (see picture attached).

    And now, we go to our second question. Who was Schlageter? And why his name is in a HJ Tinnie? And what has to do with Düsseldorf?

    To understand who was Schlageter, we have to go back to 1922. When he was part of the Freikorps in Upper Silessia (East from Germany and now part of Poland). Since that year, it is believed that he got in contact with the NSDAP.

    But it was during 1923 where he became famous (or for the French, infamous). This year was famous in Germany because the Hyperinflation, which helped to “not” meet the repayments that Germany had to make to France, in concepts of reparations for the WWI. France, claiming what it was believed to be theirs, took a strong action against the German, occupying the Ruhr area, West of Germany and industrial heart of it, apart from all the mines located there.

    Schlageter was part of the “passive resistance” against the French Forces with act of sabotage. Until he was arrested and condemned to death. He was executed near Düsseldorf on the 26th of May 1923.

    Obviously, his death was always “revived” by the Nazis as apart of their philosophy of remembering the Martyrs for Germany. So you can imagine, put yourself as a HJ kid in 1933, in the middle of the forest around the fire with more kids like you, and one of them telling the histories of his fights, his heroic acts against the invading French troops, those black soldiers who humiliated Germany and German women. I can imagine how “encouraging” for those kids this type of history sounds.

    So all the pieces of the Tinnie have been already found. We know the reason for the cross (Memorial), for the date (10 Years of his death) and for Düsseldorf.

    I told you guys, didn’t I? There was a big history behind this Tinnie.

    Best Regards

    Antonio

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    Hi Guys,

    Maybe it could be a good idea to explain the back ground more Tinnies!!

    Regards

    Antonio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heran View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Maybe it could be a good idea to explain the back ground more Tinnies!!

    Regards

    Antonio
    That would be great Anotonio. Always great to have some research behind an item to tell the story.

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    good info

    Great bit of info,will look at mine in a different light now.cheers

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    great bit of work antonio

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    collecting Schlageter items can be a hobby within itself have several items to him in my collection including a cuff title very historic name in the TR

    paul

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    My dusseldorf schlagter

    MY DUSSELDORF SCHLAGETER 1933 SOLID HIGH QUALITY maker stamped PAULLMANN & CRONE LUDENSCHIED
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    Great info Heran, Paul could you plz post some pic. of the cuff teil??

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    Thanks for that Antonio!

    I joined this forum to learn and thet is exactly what I am doing thanks to posts like this

    Nick

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    Hi meine Kameraden!!!

    I have found a picture of this badge in use. My first tinnie, just love it!!

    Regards

    Antonio
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