Original German WWII HJ Enamel Cap Badge by Fritz Zimmermann of Stuttgart- RZM M1/72
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Original Items: Only One Available. This is a very nice German WWII HJ Mützenabzeichen (HJ Cap Badge), marked RZM M1/72 for manufacture by Fritz Zimmermann of Stuttgart in Baden Germany. It is constructed out of a die stamped nickel alloy base that has been silver washed and contains white, black, and translucent red enamel work. The rhomboid diamond shaped obverse depicts the AH Youth emblem, which consists of a black mobile swas above a silvered square diamond which is surrounded by alternating white and red translucent pebbled quadrants and is all surrounded by a small silvered border. The full back reverse has a horizontally soldered on pin assembly and is maker marked M1/72 on the top and ((RZM)) on the bottom. The pin measures approximately 25mm tall by a 13mm wide.
The plating is still mostly intact on the front, and much more so on the back. The enamel work has no cracking or scratches, making this a great pin!
AH believed German youth to be the future of his 3rd Reich. The AH Youth (AH Jugend or HJ) was formed officially in 1935, and with the exception of NSDAP ideology indoctrination was very similar to the Boy Scouts. Beginning at about the age of ten years, both boys aged 14-18 (AH Jugend) and girls aged 14-18 (Bund Deutscher Mädel) were enlisted in the Party-run…