WWII GERMAN HITLER YOUTH DJ SHOOTING AWARD PIN -
Hitler-Jugend, 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 Deutsches Jungvolk (DJ) was the junior branch of the HJ, for boys aged 10 to 14. DJ Jungbann flags generally followed the same style as those of the HJ. The differences were: the DJ flag had an all-black field; the DJ-eagle was the negative of the HJ-eagle (white with a black swastika); the scroll above the eagle's head was in white with the unit number in black; and the sword, hammer, beak, talons, and left leg of the eagle were in silver-grey colour. The flags eventually measured 165 cm long by 120 cm high. The flagpoles were of black polished wood topped with a white-metal spearhead-shaped finial. It displayed on both sides an eagle bearing on its breast the HJ diamond.
The item featured here is a Hitler Youth shooting award DJ pin.
The design of the pin consists of a black enamel circle representing a target. Silver color circles,
one inside the other, adorn the award. A pair of silver crossed rifles is placed in the center. The
letter "D" and "J" are placed to each side of the rifles. The letters are white enamel.
The award was issued to kids who demonstrated proficiency in shooting.
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badges in the collector's market is illustrated.
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This belt buckle is currently being
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.
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manufacturing of this badge. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine
the authenticity of the badge.
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