German HJ Hitler Jugend West Köln-Aachen District Sleeve Triangle


Woven black rayon construction isosceles triangle features machine woven Gothic script in two lines, “West Köln-Aachen”, in golden yellow threads. The triangle also has a narrow machine woven golden yellow border stripe near the outside edges. The triangle has a small section of its original black rayon factory roll folded and machine stitched to the reverse.

The Hitler Youth (German: Hitlerjugend, often abbreviated as HJ) was the youth organisation of the Nazi Party in Germany. Its origins date back to 1922 and it received the name Hitler-Jugend, Bund deutscher Arbeiterjugend (“Hitler Youth, League of German Worker Youth”) in July 1926. From 1936 until 1945, it was the sole official boys’ youth organization in Germany and it was partially a paramilitary organization. It was composed of the Hitler Youth proper for male youths aged 14 to 18, and the German Youngsters in the Hitler Youth (Deutsches Jungvolk in der Hitler Jugend or “DJ”, also “DJV”) for younger boys aged 10 to 14.

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