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The Hitler Youth, abbreviated HJ was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party. It existed from 1922 to 1945. The HJ was the second oldest paramilitary Nazi group, founded one year after its adult counterpart, the Sturmabteilung (the SA).

The HJ was originally Munich-based only. In 1923, the organization had a little over one thousand members. In 1925, when the Nazi Party had been refounded, the membership grew to over 5,000. Five years later, national HJ membership stood at 25,000. By the end of 1932 it was at 107,956. At the end of 1933, the HJ had 2,300,000 members. Much of these increases came from the more or less forcible merger of other youth organizations with the HJ.

This is a WWII German Hitler Youth belt and buckle. The belt is made of black leather with brown inside. The buckle is made of aluminum. The buckle bears an eagle clutching the double triangle symbol of the Hitler Youth. The words "Blut und Ghre" are scrolled atop the eagle.

Two ropes form two circles, one inside the other, that encloses the eagle. Part of the Hitler Youth triangle crosses the inner most circle. Ribbing is found between one rope and the other. Pebbling is placed all around the eagle.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German belt buckles. Multiple detailed photos of specific samples are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined aspects that should be noted when inspecting a Third reich belt buckle.

The belt buckles of the Third Reich came in a variety of designs. There were over 100 different types developed. Even the non-military belt buckles often displayed the swastika as a means to show support of the Nazi party.

The high quality and intricate designs have made the German belt buckles of World War Two a desirable military collectible. this information is brought to you courtesy of MilitaryItems.com

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  6. Identifying replicas
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The back of the Hitler Youth buckle has RZM markings M/4/22. Not all the buckles are marked. The catch is the thick type. Not all the buckles have markings stamped on them. It is possible to find samples that do not have any markings.

This belt buckle may currently be reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this buckle. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the belt buckle.

If you have an interest is seeing other belt buckles of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Belt Buckles identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe), political and civilian buckles.


The value for the German WWII belt buckles and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com . The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.
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Value $60.00 $65.00 $70.00 $75.00 $80.00 $90.00 $100.00 $100.00 $120.00 $140.00 $150.00 $150.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B B B B B B B B B B B

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Mar 7th, 2017
German belt buckles came in a large variety and make great collectibles. The item featured here is getting hard to find. In general its appreciation has been good. Hitler Youth items are well liked by collectors. It is expected that this value trend will continue.

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