N042480 HJ TWILL BLOUSE. (Köperbluse)

BACKGROUND: The Hitler Youth may be traced back to March of 1922, with the formation of the "Jugendbund der NSDAP" (Youth-league of-the NSDAP), under control of the SA. In April of 1924 the "Jugendbund der NSDAP" was renamed "Grossdeutsche Jugendbewegung" (Greater-german Youth-movement), and in July of 1926 the "Grossdeutsche Jugendbewegung" was officially renamed "Hitlerjugend Bund der deutschen Arbeiterjugend" (Hitler-youth League of-the german Worker-youth). Prior to 1925, an assortment of uniform items were worn by "Hitler Jugend" members, mainly consisting of a white shirt and HJ armband. In an attempt to associate themselves more closely with the Nazi Party, the HJ adopted the NSDAP brown shirt in 1925. In August of 1935, the 1933 pattern HJ/DJ service shirt was replaced with a waist-length blouse, constructed of a heavier cotton twill, being more of a tunic than a shirt.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A light brown, cotton twill construction, long-sleeved, waist-length jacket with a lay-down collar and a five button front closure, introduced in August of 1935. All original Bakelite HJ buttons. Small black stains on the buttons. "West Hessen-Nassau" sleeve shield over a machine woven, white Sigrune on a red oval field. Both are hand stitched to the shirt. Original built in belt support hooks are all present. Chest size is roughly a 28". Decent example.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $595.00

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