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Hitler Youth armband with a swastika acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1992.104.4

Hitler Youth armband with a woven black swastika and a Nazi Party authorization label acquired by a United States soldier in Europe near the end of World War II. The Hitler Youth was founded by the Nazi Party in 1926 to shape the beliefs, thinking, and actions of German youth to conform to national socialist ideology. After Hitler's selection as Chancellor in 1933, this became the national ideology and loyalty to the Nazi Party and its leaders was paramount. The Hitler Youth became a pathway for service in the Armed Forces or, later, in the SS. In 1936, membership in Nazi youth groups became mandatory for all boys and girls between the ages of ten and seventeen.

Date
approximately 1945 May  (found)
Geography
manufacture : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Armbands
Object Type
Armbands (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joyce and William Becker
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:21
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