The Hitler Youth Badge

 

The Hitler Youth Badge, created in 1929, was awarded for various degrees of service to the Hitler Youth, with formal regulations for presentation as a decoration formalized in 1933.

In all, there were three classes of the Hitler Youth Badge

Hitler Youth Badge
Golden Hitler Youth Badge
Golden Hitler Youth Badge with Oakleaves

Most adult leaders of the Hitler Youth, in particular those holding the rank of Bannführer and above, automatically were awarded the standard Hitler Youth Badge. The badge was also frequently awarded to SS members who had some connection to the Hitler Youth.

 

 

 

Pre-1933 Hitler Youth Membership badge

Pre-1933 Hitler Youth Membership Badge

 

 

 

Standard Hitler Youth Badge - 2nd Pattern

Post-1933 Hitler Youth Membership Badge

 

 

post-1933 Hitler Youth membership badge in wear

post-1933 Hitler Youth Membership Badge in wear

 

 

 

The Golden Hitler Youth Honour Badge

(Goldenes Hitlerjugend Ehrenabzeichen)

 

 

The Golden Hitler Youth Honour Badge (Goldenes Hitler-Jugend Ehrenabzeichen) was instituted by Baldur Benedikt von Schirach on the 23rd June 1934 as an award for those members of the Hitler Youth, its affiliate organizations, and the NSDAP who attended the Youth Rally in Potsdam on the 2nd October 1932, or had been a member of the Hitler Youth prior to the rally.

 

Award Criteria

Providing the member had accumulated five years of uninterrupted service in the Hitler Youth or NSDAP organizations following Hitler Youth service

Special achievement

 

Regulations for wear

to be worn on the left breast pocket of the uniform

 

 

 

HJ Golden Honour Badge

Golden Hitler Youth Honour Badge with member number

 

 

Golden Hitler Youth Honour Badge "B" series replacement version

 

 

 

A Hitler Youth Standard Bearer showing the Golden Hitler Youth Honour Badge in wear

 

 

 

 

The Golden Hitler Youth Honour Badge with Oak Leaves

(Das Goldene Ehrenzeichen der Hitlerjugend)

 

The Golden Hitler Youth Honour Badge with Oak Leaves was instituted in 1935 by Reichsjugendführer Baldur von Schirach

 

 

Reichsjugendführer Baldur von Schirach

Reichsjugendführer Baldur von Schirach

 

 

Award Criteria

Exceptional service in the HJ

Exceptional service to the HJ

 

 

Regulations for wear

to be worn on the left breast pocket of the uniform

 

 

 

The Golden Hitler Youth Honour Badge with Oak Leaves

The Golden Hitler Youth Honour Badge with Oak Leaves 1st pattern (left) 2nd pattern (right)

 

 

 

Staatsminister Karl Hermann Frank seen wearing the Golden Hitler Youth Honour Badge with Oak Leaves - 1st pattern

 

 

 

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