Original WWII German Hitler Youth DJ “SIGRUNE” SLEEVE BADGE. (Armscheibe) Certified. The DJ, “Deutsche Jungvolk” (German Youth), originated in Vienna, Austria in 1929, and was eventually to become the young branch of the HJ – for boys from 10 to 14 years old. The “Sigrune” first became associated with the DJ on November 9th, 1929, the sixth anniversary of the failed Beer Hall Putsch, when the Gauleiter of Vienna presented them with their first official flag, consisting of a black field with a central, silver Sigrune. The Sigrune was adopted as the official emblem of the DJ and it began to be worn as an unofficial badge of rank for NCO personnel, rendered in the “Oberbann” color of the unit the individual was attached to. In 1933 the Sigrune sleeve badge became an official piece of insignia, and by 1935 the pattern of the badge was standardized. In April of 1936 the Oberbann system was discontinued, and with it the assorted colored Sigrune sleeve badges. However, a sleeve badge consisting of a red disc with the Sigrune in white continued to be worn to signify general membership in the DJ. A machine woven, white Sigrune on a red oval field beyond which may be seen its tan rayon backing. One of the classic insignia from the third Reich in un-used condition. Typical light age toning . Nice example with expected bring back condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.