Original German Hitler Youth Belt Buckle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History
Original German Hitler Youth Belt Buckle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. The Hitler Youth may be traced back to March of 1922, with the formation of the “Jugendbund der NSDAP” (Youth-league of-the NSDAP), under control of the SA. In April of 1924 the “Jugendbund der NSDAP” was renamed “Grossdeutsche Jugendbewegung” (Greater-german Youth-movement), and in July of 1926 the “Grossdeutsche Jugendbewegung” was officially renamed “Hitlerjugend Bund der deutschen Arbeiterjugend” (Hitler-youth League of-the german Worker-youth). Prior to 1925, an assortment of uniform items were worn by “Hitler Jugend” members, mainly consisting of a white shirt and HJ armband. In an attempt to associate themselves more closely with the Nazi Party, the HJ adopted the NSDAP brown shirt in 1925. Their distinctive belt buckle was introduced in 1933. Hitler Youth Belt Buckle by RZM M4/38 (Richard Sieper & Söhne, Lüdenscheid). It is constructed out of a single piece of injection molded aluminum alloy. The obverse roundel depicts a closed winged HJ eagle clutching an HJ diamond within its talons on a pebbled round background. Above the eagle is the Hitler Youth motto reading: “Blut und Ehre” (Blood and Honor). This is then encircled by detailed lines which are enclosed by two twisted ropes and all lies on the smooth rectangular background. The reverse is clearly maker marked “RZM M4/38” (Richard Sieper & Söhne, Lüdenscheid). The aluminum prongs and integral catch remain in great condition. It shows minor surface scratches and wear throughout. The details to the eagle, motto and roundel are superb! It measures approximately 2 7/16 inch wide by 1 7/8 inches high. Nice used example showing age and wear. Some use wear. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a U.S. solider as a trophy of war. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE EXAMPLE!