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The Hitler Youth, abbreviated HJ, was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party. It existed from 1922 to 1945. The HJ was the second oldest paramilitary Nazi group, founded one year after its adult counterpart, the Sturmabteilung (the SA).

This is a German WWII Hitler Youth armband. It was issued to individuals who joined the Hitler Youth. Constructed of cotton material . The design consisted of three horizontal stripes, two positioned on the outside (which were red) and one in the center (which was white).

The Hitler Youth diamond shape was placed in the center with a large swastika in black. The earlier version of the armband had two white stripes. One above and one below.

The armband was worn on the left side of the uniform. The inside of the armband has a paper tag glued to it. This is known as the RZM tag. It consists of a large letter "A" followes by the RZM logo. The word Hersteller. An the HJ diamond logo. Just below that is the designation A4. The words REICHSZEUGMEISTEREI DER NSDAP, which translates to "Minestery of the NSDAP".

The characters F4 are followed by a black ink stamped serial number. Notice that the color of the printed fonts is different than the stamped characters.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German armbands. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German armband worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the armbands is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German armbands in the collector's market is illustrated.

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  1. FAQ's
  2. WWII German Armband Anatomy
  3. Identifying fakes and reproductions
  4. RZM manufacturing codes
  5. Construction materials
  6. Clothing tags
  7. Perspective view
  8. Purchasing a WWII German armband

This armband may currently be reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this armband. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the armband.

If you have an interest is seeing other armbands of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Armbands identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe), political and civilian organizations.


The value for WWII German armbands and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.
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Mar 1st, 2017
Germans produced a wide variety of flags during WWII. The armband featured here is not hard to find. In general the appreciation has been moderate. Recently the value has began to come up some. It is expected that this trend will continue.

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