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N044678 HJ/DJ MEMBER'S BELT BUCKLE.(Koppelschloß)
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. Their distinctive belt buckle was introduced in 1933.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Early, die struck, tombac construction box belt buckle. The buckle features a smooth background field with a central vertical, high relief, embossed life rune. A brazed buckle catch, and a metal prong bar with dual prongs is also to the reverse. Rare early cottage industry made example. Note I believe this to be early HJ.. but may also be HJ Medical or possibly SA Medical. (Ex Philippe Gillain Collection)
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