A very fine and somewhat rare badge here purchased as a souvenir from the HJ/DJH Jugendburg (youth castle) of Monschau. Working pin and catch on the reverse along with clear maker's mark.


A Jugendburg, sometimes referred to in English as a youth castle, is a mediaeval castle in German-speaking countries that was converted during the 20th century into a public community centre or educational facility for young people.


During the Nazi era, youth castles were used by the Hitler Youth and the League of German Girls, and the term was increasingly associated with Nazi ideology. From 1935 to 1943 there was also a schoolchildren's magazine with the title Deutsche Jugendburg ("German Youth Castle"), which was published by the National Socialist Teachers League.

WWII German HJ/DJH "Jugendburg Monschau" Tinnie

SKU: CBK0047