1. J

    HJ Membership Badges Marked Otto Hoffmann

    After years of talking about these badges, multiple threads and comments from many members and hours upon hours of research, the truth is rather simple. This thread has been pinned for easy reference. 1. The first manufacturer responsible for making the new shaped Hitler Youth Membership...
  2. J

    Study of Fake M1/70 HJ Honour badges (HJ Ehrenzeichen)

    An ongoing list of the fake HJ honour badges in gold marked M1/70. If you see a fake M1/70 badge that is not on the list, please post it or the link. So far, two different "versions" of this fake are known. The more modern version with coffin pin attachment is numbered in the 5000`s, and the...
  3. mkholst

    HJ spoon - GFS Otto Blöcker, Malente

    Hi guys I enclose pics of a teaspoon with some HJ engraving. Here is a pic of the spoon: and a close up of the backside (with a name on + ??, can't read it) and most interesting a pic og the frontside (with HJ diamond and 3 letters) What is your opinion on this item ?? is it a total fake...
  4. M

    Hitler Youth bayonet flag topper marked OTTO GAHR Ges Gesch

    please some opinions about this topper it looks like its made of "brass" and its weight is aprox 580 grams the shaft is shorter then the alu one
  5. kriegsmodell

    Kriegsfreiwilliger der Hitler Jugend Urkunde

    Urkunde document recognizing the recipient as a Kriegsfreiwilliger der Hitler Jugend in Gebiete Berlin. Heavy paper stock is 4 by 6 inches folded/closed with stylized HJ Diamond, Sword & Oak Leafs above the title Kriegs Freiwilliger to the front. Interior left has quotations from Adolf Hitler...
  6. J

    Info wanted on: Sondergruppe/Sammlergruppe Historische Dokumente

    It is a long shot i know, but for a future project i am seeking any & all information on the small "collectors group" within the KDF known as the: Sondergruppe: Historische Dokumente Abteilung: Sammeln am Feierabend. It was a small Sammlergruppe (Special group of collectors) run by Otto Dürre...
  7. W

    Need help identifying HJ colored badges - Otto Hoffman

    Today I had the opportunity to acquire 4 colored HJ pins excluding the typical red color. I never have seen them before. I think they represent HJ districts but I never have seen them documented before. Each pin is hallmarked on the reverse with "Otto Hoffman. Can anyone correctly id these...
  8. Wim Vangossum

    Makers of the HJ Master Shot (Meisterschütze) badge in gold

    Hi everyone, Stu brought under my attention that there are 3 makers of the HJ-sharpshooter in Gold: M1/63, M1/120 and also M1/102. I believe that I updated my files a few years ago with info here from the HJ forum with the information that only M1/63 and M1/120 made these awards? In general I...
  9. W

    Full list of HJ Gebietsführer (regional leaders) for 1943

    Hello, For those who are interested, here is the full list of all HJ regional leaders in 1943 Best regards Eric Admin Edit: the list came from the 1991 book shown in post #3. However, it contains a lot of errors and also doesn't include the k.-Gebietsführer who covered the Gebietsführer...
  10. cemifor

    Marine-HJ portrait with Bann Binnenschiffahrt cap tally

    Marine-HJ portrait (repro) with Bann Binnenschiffahrt cap tally from around 1942. Note that he is not wearing the HJ badge on the cap. His name Otto Schuster, born 16 December 1927. Here's another photo from ebay (not the same person) with HJ badge on cap.
  11. S

    Otto Hoffman HJ membership badge on Kai Winkler site

    found this on winkler's latest update, how are these things still being sold by the big dealers its a joke
  12. J

    How many makers of the Arbeiter-Jugend membership badge were there?

    How many known makers were there of the first pattern HJ membership badge? According to an announcement at the end of December 1931(1), the only maker allowed to make and mark them was Otto Baudermann, although surely the supply and demand was too much for one single maker before and after this...
  13. Garry

    Bann 171 Mannheim - organisation and structure

    Dirk asked me about the contents of the book 'Aufbau, Gliederung und Anschriften der HJ' for the years 1934 and 1937 as they applied to Mannheim so I thought that I would add the information into a new thread because it's a good way of showing how the system worked before and after the major...
  14. P

    Fake Hitler Youth membership badges by Otto Hoffmann

    Hi guys .I hope to find you all well. Today i was at a militaria fair in the UK today. I ws having a good old fashion good root about and i found 4 HJ diomands. 1 was a lovley m1/137 that i will post soon.The others were by our old friend Otto Hoffman 3 of the buggers . I was told they are all...
  15. Joe B

    "ARADO" Flugzeugwerke Wittenberg HJ grouping .

    I obtained an absolutley fabulous grouping of photos , documents , letters and helmet that was issued to an HJ boy who worked at the Arado aircraft factory. This grouping belonged to : Otto Herbert Graupner . Graupner was born on 19 February of 1924 . It looks like he went to special schools in...
  16. Garry

    How many Reichssieger badges were awarded at each Reichsberufswettkampf final?

    I know that we've discussed this in part previously in various posts and threads but I thought it would be useful to get everything in one place and to add the missing information as we find it. Last update: 4.4.2020 The table gives us, where available, the locations for the finals by year...
  17. J

    How many makers of the diamond-shape Hitler Youth membership badge were there?

    List last updated: 30th of Dec 2023 This is the running list of HJ membership badge makers. As new confirmed makers come in they will be added to this thread. Note: to be included into this list the maker must be shown in a primary source and/or the badge must be fully discussed. Without...
  18. Heran

    Tinnies: Oberbergisch and Otto Blöcker

    Hi All, I am going to be posting pictures and comments about my 2 new Tinnies. Both from 1933. After, I will take a break to save a bit of Money, The Oktoberfest is coming and well, it is not my favorite Fest, but somehow, I am forced to go. Against my will, you know. I will be talking first...
  19. P

    Deutsches Jungvolk flag (Otto Baier, Straubing) original?

    Hi to everybody I'M new on this site Need ur help about this flag
  20. cemifor

    Panzerjagdkommando Krause

    From Axis History Forum • View topic - Awardholders / unit "HJ (/Volkssturm) units: German Cross in Gold Krause, Rudolf ("Rudi"), 08.05.1945, Leutnant d.R., Führer Panzerjagdkommando Krause [= formation (and sent into action by) of HJ-Gebietsführer 5, Stettin (HJ-Gebiet Pommern, Gebietsfhr...