A nice Hitlerjugend membership badge, marked RZM M1/100 by Werner Redo, Saarlautern. It is constructed out of a die stamped bronze base that has been silver washed and contains red, white and black enamel work. There are some dimples in the white enamel of the badge which are visible in photos but do not detract from it's overall appearance. Working pin and catch on the reverse.
The Hitler Youth (German: Hitlerjugend, often abbreviated as HJ, was the youth organisation of the Nazi Party in Germany. Its origins date back to 1922 and it received the name Hitler-Jugend, Bund deutscher Arbeiterjugend ("Hitler Youth, League of German Worker Youth") in July 1926. From 1936 until 1945, it was the sole official boys' youth organisation in Germany and it was partially a paramilitary organisation; it was composed of the Hitler Youth proper for male youths aged 14 to 18, and the German Youngsters in the Hitler Youth (Deutsches Jungvolk in der Hitler Jugend or "DJ", also "DJV") for younger boys aged 10 to 14.