Original WWII German Hitler Youth Member Sleeve Diamond Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The origins of the Hitler Jugend, (Hitler Youth), may be traced back to March 1922 with the formation of the Jugendbund der NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (Youth League of the National Socialist German Worker’s Party), under control of the SA, Sturmabteilung, (Storm/Assault Detachment). In April 1924 the Jugendbund der NSDAP was renamed Grossdeutsche Jugendbewegung (Greater German Youth Movement), and on July 4TH 1926 the Grossdeutsche Jugendbewegung was officially renamed Hitler Jugend Bund der deutschen Arbeiterjugend, (Hitler Youth League of German Worker Youth). In 1933 the Hitler Youth introduced the HJ diamond as their organizational emblem and featured it on a wide variety of flags, pennants and clothing items. A standard pattern HJ diamond insignia for wear on a wide variety of clothing. Roughly 100mm tall by 55mm wide, machine woven, vertical diamond with red top and bottom and white side quarters and a central white square with a canted black swastika. Marked “Ges. Gesch” (Patent Pending) embroidered to one end. One of the classic cloth insignia from the third Reich in used condition. Typical light age toning plus wear during use. Nice example issued 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.