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Third Reich DJ Proficiency Badge (Deutsches Jugend Leistungabzeichen)

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Third Reich DJ Proficiency Badge (Deutsches Jugend Leistungabzeichen)-The official designation of this badge was the “Proficiency Badge of the German Young People”, or Leistungabzeichen des Detuschen Jungsvolk; it was awarded to boys between the ages of 10 and 14 who were DJ members. It was presented upon successful testing in general academics, athletics, field exercises and shooting. These are in the form of a runic “S” or sigrune, in the center of which is a swastika encircled by the script “Für Leistungen im DJ” (for proficiency in the DJ) in runic letters. It is produced in a dull finished (25% intact) light weight metal. The reverse features a vertical pin as well as an RZM stamp and the manufacturer’s code M1/15 for Ferdinand Hoffstätter of Bonn. Also stamped on the reverse is the number 64185, which is the same number that would have been entered into the recipients “leistungsbuch”. A good example of a rare badge!