VERY RARE German NSDAP (Nazi Party) FIRST PATTERN HJ MEMBERSHIP BADGE. (HJ-Mitgliednadel) 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). The first HJ membership badge was a round cap badge introduced in 1929. In 1933 a second pattern HJ membership badge was introduced and utilized through-out the Third Reich era. The second pattern membership badge was utilized in a metal and enamel form on the headgear and brown shirt uniform and in a cloth form on sports shirts etc.. After the introduction of the second pattern badge in 1933 the first pattern badge was still worn as a “traditions” badge until the introduction of the Golden HJ Honor Badge in June 1934. A 22mm diameter, convex, first pattern Hitler Youth member’s pin, in silver washed tombac with enamel work. To its obverse, circular center is the image of a sun rising from a black enamel horizon, against a translucent, red enamel sky, with a partial, black enamel, mobile swastika to the sun itself. “H.J.” and “Deutsche Arbeiter-Jugend” (German Worker-Youth), in black enamel, is to the surround encircling the image. A horizontal pin-back device is crimped to a plate brazed to its concave reverse. Marked “Ges. Gesch.” (for “Gesetzlich Geschützt,” or, By-law Protected). 100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided. One of the classic RARE EARLY Third Reich Badges. Brought home by a U.S. Veteran as a trophy of war. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Outstanding RARE example!