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C023177 HUNGARIAN LEVANTE IDENTIFICATION CARD.

BACKGROUND: The "Levente" was a Hungarian Army Youth Movement that existed from 1921-1945. It was originally established for physical health training. In the 1930's they attempted to circumvent a ban for conscription that was imposed during the Treaty of Trianon and eventually became a "pre-military" organization that made it mandatory for boys between the ages of 12-21 to join. Levente was neither an openly fascist of political organization, although was compared to the Italian and HJ movements.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A bi-fold card measuring approximately 8.5cm x 12.5cm with handwritten details of the owner to the front, while to the interior shows an office stamp, as well as a date for 1942. After the war, during Soviet occupation, these members were convicted of being "Anti-Soviet" and often deported to the Soviet Union to be used for penal labour. Rare!

GRADE ****                             PRICE $60.00

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