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Reichsleader of the Hitler Youth,
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Special! Baldur von Schirach Reich Youth Leader Presentation Scroll. Fantastic! (Item YOUTH 7-1; PERS 3-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a presentation gift to none other than the head of the entire Hitler Youth organization Reichsjugendführer Baldur von Schirach. It was presented by the Rhein and Ruhr Niederrhain district of the Hitler Youth and signed by Heinz Deinalt, the district führer and presented at the city of Düsseldorf on the 30th of October 1936. It was presented to v. Schirach on the fifth anniversary of his commission as Reich’s youth leader. On October 30, 1931, Adolf Hitler appointed 24-year-old Baldur v. Schirach to the new position of Reichsjugendführer dealing with all youth matters. The scroll is beautiful. It is on genuine parchment paper that measures a large 32 x 11 1/2 inches in size. It’s rolled and contained in a silver cylinder that is highly engraved with presentation words and a great youth-leader-style eagle that clutches both the cogged wheel and swastika and the youth diamond. There is an oak-leaf motif that is the central motif and design. The cylinder is marked with the ‘925’ silver designation and the entire piece is crafted in silver of the highest grade of the precious metal used in German jewelry and object d’art. The cylinder has an engraved section that proclaims: “Die Gebietsschule abtl. Handwerk Duisburg-Hamborn.” (This is translated as the “Area School ‘Section Handwork’ in the hamlets of Duisburg and Hamborn.” On the area just above the bottom cap it says in engraving: “Die Jugend von Ruhr und Rhein,” “The Youth of the Ruhr-Rhein river regions,” and at the top “30 Oktober 1936.” On the back of the cap is that date corresponding exactly with the date in 1931 when Schirach was appointed and on the front of this opening cap is the magnificent eagle previously mentioned and the maker mark and silver designation. The eagle, except for the double insignia, is typical of a government official-style that v. Schirach would wear being Reichsleiter rank. The capped ends have hammered multicircle design. The scroll is hand done in the height of calligraphy at its finest. The is one of the most important pieces of Third Reich history that we have ever offered at Germania and of course those (“other web sites”) couldn’t hope to match it. V. Schirach was one of the important pivotal individuals of the Third Reich next to Hitler, Himmler, and Göring. The young man formed the youth of the future: Their strength, their morals, their artistic endeavors, their agenda, that, unfortunately, was smashed upon the rocks in 1945 and its like will never be seen again as youth marches today to the sounds of different drummers: A.C.D.C., Kiss, Grateful Dead, and they look up to idols like Paris Hilton, Prince, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson, etc. Oswald Spengler was unfortunately right! Baldur v. Schirach was for a few short years the leader of the youth that would have formed the “Aryan Imperium” of tomorrow. The von Schirachs were an aristocratic family (ennobled by the Empress Maria Theresa in 1776, hence von Schirach), which had strong connections with the United States. Baldur's paternal great-grandfather emigrated to America in 1855, and his son, Friedrich Karl, served as a major in the Union Army during the Civil War, subsequently marrying into one of America's patrician families. In 1871, he returned to Germany with his American wife, where Baldur's father, Karl Baily Norris von Schirach, was born. Von Schirach père remained in Germany, pursuing the career of an army officer, but reinforced the United States family connection by marrying an American girl, a Miss Emma Middleton Tillou of Philadelphia, in 1896. Baldur, the offspring of this union, was born on March 9, 1907. The following year his father resigned his commission to become director of the theater at Weimar. Brought up the pampered child of well-to-do parents with artistic leanings, young Baldur was dispatched to Munich University to study art history and German folklore. In Munich, the epicenter of the Nazi movement, Baldur became a member of the inner circle of its leadership, through his friendship with Hitler's personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann, whose daughter he later married. He enrolled in the NSDAP on May 9, 1925, (Party number 17,251) and at the same time, he joined the ranks of the SA (among the burly stalwarts of the Storm Troops. At 24, von Schirach now occupied what was soon to prove one of the key posts in the Nazi hierarchy. Numerous incompetent HJ bosses were dismissed or downgraded, their places being taken in the main by former NSS and NSDSt.B leaders. The class composition of the HJ had been radically altered by the time von Renteln resigned in June 1932. Von Schirach now assumed personal control of both the HJ and the NSS (which the latter was shortly thereafter obliged to merge with the HJ). Thus in July 1932, von Schirach had become the indisputable supreme leader of the NSDAP's youth, and within a year all of Germany's youth. The Weimar Republic was visibly tottering. In its justifiable alarm at the escalation of street violence, the authorities tried to ban all political militias. Hitler foresaw this possibility, and, fearing that the HJ might be banned along with its SA "parent," decided to sever the formal link between the two. On May 13, 1932, he issued a decree which released the HJ from its subordination to the Chief of Staff of the SA. Von Schirach was elevated to the status of a Department Head (Amtsleiter) at NSDAP headquarters answerable only to Hitler. The Hitler Youths' independence was now absolute. The decree came too late; however, to save the HJ from the ban which was nationwide and in force from April 13th until it was repealed on June 17th. In the General Election of July 31, 1932, the NSDAP won 230 seats in the Reichstag, making it the largest single party, although without an overall majority. Among the new Reichstag deputies was Baldur von Schirach. By way of celebrating his success, von Schirach arranged for a National Youth Day to be held at Potsdam that October. The RJF anticipated a possible turnout of around 20,000. The reality surpassed his wildest expectations. Some 100,000 young persons (15,000 of them girls) took part in a giant rally on October 1st/2nd. It was a triumph for Hitler and von Schirach. Only 3 years previously the HJ contingent at Nürnberg had numbered a mere 2,000. A second general election was held on November 6, 1932. In it the Nazis lost some of the ground they had won in July but still remained the largest single party in the Reichstag. After a series of backstairs deals and intrigues, which need not concern us here, President Hindenburg appointed Hitler Chancellor (Prime Minister) of Germany on January 30, 1933. The youth sections of the outlawed political parties vanished, of course. Hitler would not tolerate any other youth group in Germany. On June 17, 1933, a significant alteration was announced to the Reichsjugendführer title that v. Schirach bore. He became Jugendführer des Deutschen Reichs (Youth leader of the German Reich). Now all German youth came within the sphere of his authority. Much abut the Hitler Youth and its leader can be found on the internet (go “Googling”!) Most of the material is despoiled by the writers who stand firmly on the left or meekly on the capitalistic neo-con right. Perhaps a glint of truth or at least rather unbiased truth might leak out if one can stand to wade through the fragrant garbage. As we have said before: “History is written by the winners of a war and they write the history of the losers as well!” This piece of prestigious, vastly important history is offered as a real Andenken memorabilia of an effort to create a youth as Hitler put it: “In my view, German youth must be slim and trim; as swift as a greyhound, tough as leather, and as hard as Krupp’s steel!

The following is the translation of the parchment scroll:
As a token for your help in connection with the schooling and training of our youth groups composed of creative National Socialist youth, our district extends to you now (presents) the district schools and divisional guilds in district Duisburg-Hamborn. The youth membership have produced (this esteemed work) as a gift to you. It is from the youth of the Ruhr-Niederrhein on the fifth anniversary of your appointment (as national youth leader) You, alone, determined our path! Another key to the gates of leadership will never be found because “achievement through work” is the only key. Whomsoever’s hand holds this key, whether it be a laborer’s son, a builder’s son, or the son of an academically learned man, it matters not. Only one thing is important; he must be reborn into the nobility of work and of this particular nobility, our “new youth” are very well acquainted. From this charge we will therefore build up our noble handworker’s schooling. This gift shall be but an expression of our strong and deterimed will to march skillfully in the path where you have led us. “Heil Hitler!” The city Düsseldorf 30 Oct 1936. Heinz Deinalt

PRICE: POR

 

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Document signed by Baldur von Schirach (Item YOUTH 7-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is an official letter to the attention of the police director in Vienna. It has to do with passport and travel restrictions and protectorate B&M permits by the underwriter B&M in Böhmen and Mähren, Czech province. The question or inquiry has to do with the possibility of permits for short-term travel to the Reich. The concern lies with the authority of the Reichsführer-SS and German police H. Himmler within the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior from February 28, 1941—S1A(b)41-453-22 (no attachments). The Reichsführer-SS and Chief of the German Police in the Ministry of the Interior has decreed with his order from May 26, 1941-S11B2 (new) NR. 1551/41-453-22 that the issue of permits for short-term travel from Breslau, Dresden, Ansbach, Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna to and from the protectorates Böhmen and Mähren can, according to Erlass 111--#4 letter QR, be left to the local officials. The letter is dated June 1941, stamped and registered 5 June 1941, with officiating initials. On the back the letter continues with some signatures, initials, etc., and here is found the signature of the Reich youth leader, who at this time was the Gauleiter for the Reichsgau, Vienna. This is a very important historical archive treasure. Schirach signatures are quite rare.

PRICE: $350.00

 

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Book Das Bayerland Monastschrift für Bayerns Land und Volk (Item YOUTH 7-3)

DESCRIPTION: This 1943 issue of the Bavarian Land, the monthly writings for Bavarian lands and people, is from a library of the State Library in Bayreuth and its stamp can be seen just under the title. It is filled with pictures of Hitler Youth activities and was a special issue devoted to the youth organization and all its various aspects. The various schools and institutions of higher learning sponsored by the party are covered, as well, such as the Reich’s finance school, the Ordensburg such as Vogelsang, Santhofen, the Hermann Göring School in Nuremberg, and the Hans Schem border school in Neudorf. Class promotions within their ranks are featured. As in most Zeitung additions, this is a continuation of a series. So the pages start with number 33 and end at 64. The Hitler Youth BDM and Pfadfinder are covered here in this beautiful archival presentation. It’s of large format and measures 9 x 12 inches. It’s a great and important addition to an NS-HJ collection.

PRICE: $68.00

 

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Hitler Youth Proficiency Badge Stickpin (Item YOUTH 7-4; PINS 5-18)

DESCRIPTION: In June 1934, Baldur von Schirach, the Reich’s youth leader instituted an achievement, or proficiency, badge for the Hitler Youth. Working towards winning this badge was to form the basis of all training. The badges in the form of a Tyr-rune (or runic (T)) upon which is a swastika in a circle with “Für Leistung in der HJ,” “For achievement in the Hitler Youth.” The badge could be iron (actually white metal or bronze color or silver). The badge we offer here is the stickpin worn by proud Hitler Youth boys on their civilian clothing. It was about a fourth the size of the full-size badge. It is marked on the back with the RZM logo and the issued code M 1/101. The piece is struck in genuine silver as were all of the pieces emanating from the grouping bought at Stuttgart. This is a very nice little stickpin with crisp die-struck detail as only the original will show.

PRICE: $150.00

 

 

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Directive Signed by Baldur von Schirach (Item YOUTH 7-6)

DESCRIPTION: Dated in Vienna, July 3, 1942, this great signature item is framed in museum framing with a special nonglare glass and acid-free matting. The document was once folded in four, but you must look closely to see that. It is an almost pristine condition. It is an inner-office directive important enough to need the personal signature of the Gaulieter himself, who was none other at this time, than the former Hitler Youth supreme leader, Baldur von Schirach. The letter is directed to a Fräulein Berna Pappert, and it comes with translation. It appoints her to a high position as an N.S. welfare official with increased salary. All head offices were to be informed of her new status so that she would be able to draw her salary. It is signed by the Stadtnat and countersigned by v. Schirach with his stamp and the Gemeindeverwaltung office with the Austrian double-headed eagle. The document measures 10 x 17 inches and the frame measures 20 x 23 inches. It is beautifully framed and matted sparing no expense for this important document. Two pictures of the subject signer are included in the framing. This is very rare because few von Schirach items survived the war.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Hitler Youth Knife (Fahrtenmesser) (Item YOUTH 7-7)

DESCRIPTION: The Hitler Youth knife was the first of the official NSDAP daggers to be manufactured in quantity. It was designed as a scouting knife; however, it had the additional purpose of teaching the youths the responsibilities of carrying arms or weapons at an early age. It was forbidden to wear the knife except when wearing the official Hitler Youth uniform. The retail cost of Fahrtenmesser in 1934 was about a $1.60. In view of the fantastic total membership of the Hitler Youth this knife was one of the most widely produced pieces of the NS era. As early as 1935, there were 51 firms in Solingen producing these knives by the hundreds of thousands. Some of the blades of these knives are to be found with etchings saying “Blut und Ehren” (“Blood and Honor”). However, most of them did not have this etching. The HJ was a party organization so the ‘RZM’ control proof is often found on the blade. The standard blade length was 5 5/8 inches with an overall length of 10 1/8 inches. The example we offer here is in particularly fine condition throughout, with the RZM code number clearly designated RZM and M7/51/39, and this is the code for Anton Wingen Company of Solingen. The blade is unsharpened and a scabbard is fine with original paint. All fittings are perfectly preserved. The leather strap and snap catch slightly are used, but still in perfect wearable condition. This is an exceptionally fine specimen and would enhance any good collection of German daggers.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Hitler Youth Belt (Item YOUTH 7-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is the textbook HJ belt and buckle. The belt is improvised; not by us, but by the youth that wore it. We bought it directly from the former owner, who is now in his late 70s or early 80s. The belt is correct as issued, but the retaining strap is no longer there and the man told us he had to adjust it radically after months of privation and fighting at the front with the Hitlerjugend division in France. He lost very significant weight thus necessitating size changes on the belt. The buckle has the HJ eagle with “Blut und Ehren” (“Blood and Honor”). The belt that shows much usage is 30 inches long. This is a genuine NS item and is all original.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Hitler Youth Grouping (Hitler Jugend) (Item YOUTH 7-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a grouping of four items essential to the uniform of a Hitler Youth member. We bought this directly from the man who wore them in his youth. They are in beautiful condition and, of course, are 100 percent original from the period. The group consists of:
1. The steel version of the Hitler Youth belt buckle. This is the most desirable model (all steel); not plated, not aluminum. It is the unmarked version that was sold—not issued—therefore a bit better than the issues. It has the retaining stamp with the name of the firm that sold the finer custom buckles R. Sieper & Sohne Ludenscheid. The threads that hold the retainer have been long gone, but there is absolutely no danger of its coming off and will hold tight to a belt.
2. The membership badge of the Hitler Jugend in fine enamel with ‘RZM’ and other markings at the rear
3. The official patch of the Hitler Jugend. This is the large 4-inch-long patch that adorns the sport shirts and is the nicely woven model. Nice shape!
4. The Hitler Youth armband is the most immediately recognized trapping of the youth organization and is in great shape. We will not break up the group. It’s just that we enjoyed so much listening to the old man’s stories of comradeship and high adventure in what he described as the happiest days of his life. It was his hope that whoever ends up with these items that he was so sentimentally attached to will be respected by a new owner who will give thought to the fact that true history perhaps might give a different more realistic depiction of that that truly was! We know that these four items of if separated would bring much more than our group price, but for sentimental reasons we will keep them together and they do make for a great combination for the starting collector.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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National Socialist Hitler Youth Student Organization Lapel Pin (Item YOUTH 7-10; PINS 8-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is the insignia for the student branch of the Hitler Youth. The insignia is much like the normal HJ badge that is in the diamond shape, but this one is an elongated diamond where the swastika becomes quite stylized. These are much rarer than the regular Hitler Youth badge. On the back of the enameled badge is the manufacturer’s mark along with the compulsory “Ges. Gesch.” The company is Hoffstätter in Bonn. Pin is in perfect condition.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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