Original WWII German Hitler Youth PROFICIENCY BADGE IN SILVER Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran. The Proficiency Badge of the HJ, was instituted on May 1ST 1934 as an incentive for HJ members to increase their proficiency in military oriented athletics, academics, field exercises, and shooting. The badge was established in three grades of Silver, Bronze and Iron. The stamped, polished alloy award is in the form of a Tyr-rune with a circle superimposed to it, upon which is embossed, in runic script, “Für Leistungen In Der H.J.” (For Proficiency In The H.J.), encompassing a mobile swastika. To the age darkened reverse is a raised RZM mark, “M1/34” indicating manufacture by Karl Wurster Markneukirchen and a six-digit serial number. The pin-back device is intact. Someone put a glue on the pin to keep it from moving, does not effect the front and is barely visible on the back otherwise excellent. Nice used example showing the expected but minimal age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic . 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 on the 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.