N001989 JM JACKET. (JM Kletterjacke)

BACKGROUND: The BDM, Bund Deutscher Mädel, (League of German Girls), was the female counterpart of the HJ, for girls aged 15-17, and was originally established in December 1928 as the Schwesternschaft der HJ, (Sisterhood of the HJ). In July 1930 the organization was re-designated Bund Deutscher Mädel and in April 1931 the JM, Jungmädelgruppe, (Young Girls Group), for girls aged 10-14, was established as the counterpart of the DJ. On June 1ST 1932 the BDM/JM gained official status as an independent organization of the NSDAP. Uniform regulations were first introduced in 1931 and consisted of a long brown skirt with white collar but it wasn’t until 1933 that BDM/JM uniforms began to become standardized, and on October 10TH 1933 the tan Kletterjacke, (Climbing Jacket), with white blouse and navy blue skirt was introduced.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Light tan colored velour, (imitation suede), construction jacket features a five button front closure with small fold back peak lapels and a lay down collar. The jacket has two, small, patch hip pockets with button down flaps. The buttons are all the bakelite type and have a combination of original and replaced stitching. "West Koln-Aachen" triangle hand stitched and HJ diamond machine stitched to the jacket. Shows the expected age, period use and typical sewing repairs. Jacket is roughly a size 26" chest.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $699.00

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