Germania (1919-1945)
BELLISSIMO "KREISSIEGERABZEICHEN 1939" ( DISTINTIVO PER IL VINCITORE DISTRETTUALE 1939) DELLA HITLER JUGEND
Prezzo: Euro 380,00 - cod. nr. 25011

Splendido distintivo originale  "Kreissiegerabzeichen im Reichsberufswettkampf-2.Model" (Distintivo per il vincitore distrettuale nella Gara Professionale Nazionale, Modello 2) del 1939. Sul retro porta il marchio del fabbricante Hermann Aurich HA di Dresda, uno dei piu' prestigiosi dell'epoca.

Nel febbraio 1934, il capo della Hitler Jugend Baldur von Schirach e quello DAF (Deutsche Arbeit Front - Fronte Tedesco del Lavoro) Dr. Robert Ley collaborarono nell'idea di istituire una competizione nazionale, su base commerciale e industriale, per incoraggiare i giovani a sviluppare le loro capacità nelle attività manuali, tecniche o professionali.
Le competizioni prevedevano venti categorie principali che rappresentavano oltre 700 tipologie di mestieri. Tutti i partecipanti dovevano appartenere alla Hitler Jugend, al DAF o ad altre organizzazioni del NSDAP e non superare i 21 anni di età.


Questo distintivo era riservato ai vincitori di una particolare gara professionale che richiedeva il superamento di tre prove concernenti l'ideologia, la professione e la matematica. La gara si svolgeva su tre livelli : distrettuale (Kriessieger), regionale (Gausieger) e nazionale (Reichssieger).
I vincitori delle gare distrettuali, che si svolgevano in febbraio, potevano poi partecipare in marzo a quelle regionali ed infine tutti i vincitori regionali a quelle nazionali che si svolgevano in aprile. Il 1 maggio, Festa del Lavoro, Hitler consegnava personalmente il distintivo e il relativo certificato ai vincitori nazionali. Tutto ciò fino al 1938 quando vennero istituiti tre gradi per il distintivo: bronzo per i vincitori distrettuali, argento per quelli regionali e oro per quelli nazionali. Tutti ricevevano anche il relativo certificato

 
 
Esempio dell'attestato che veniva consegnato insieme al distintivo
 
HJ/DAF KREIS LEVEL NATIONAL TRADE COMPETITION BADGE
In February 1934, National Youth Leader Baldur von Schirach and Dr. Robert Ley, head of the German Labor Front collaborated in a joint effort to institute a National Trade Competition to encourage German youth to develop proficient skills in manual, technical or professional trades. The competitions consisted of twenty main categories with over seven hundred assorted trades being represented. All participants were required to belong to the HJ, DAF, or another NSDAP organization, and only those under 21 years old were eligible to compete. Participants were required to demonstrate their particular skills and successfully complete appropriate written tests. The competitions were held at the three different political levels with the winners advancing to the next level. Local, (Kreis), level competitions were held in February followed by the State, (Gau), level competitions in March and the National, (Reichs), level competitions held in April, with the National winners being bestowed their awards by Hitler personally on May 1ST, the Day of National Labor. Although all competitors were issued a participants badge and certificate, originally only the National winners were bestowed an actual award with corresponding certificate. In 1938 a new award was instituted in three grades with the colored finish determining the grade of the award as follows, gold finish for the Reichs level award, a silver finish for the Gau level award and a bronze finish for the Kreis level award. Of Note: In 1938 eligibility to compete in the National Trade Competitions was extended to include those over 21 years old and participants were no longer required to belong to an NSDAP organization.
Nice quality, multi-piece, bronze washed, die struck tombac construction Kreis level badge with multi-colored enamel work. Badge is in the form of a 1 1/2" diameter, circular base with recessed outer edge with embossed laurel leaf wreath. Wreath encompasses a white enameled central field with inlaid gold gilt, Latin script and date, "Keissieger 1939", (Local Victory 1939). Central white enamel field is surmounted with a bronze washed political style eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a DAF style cogged wheel with an enameled HJ diamond superimposed on top. The HJ diamond is the standard type with translucent red enamel to top and bottom tips with an underlying pebbled field and white enamel to each side with central, canted, black enamel swastika. Solid concave reverse with solid soldered hinge, broad vertical pin and heavy soldered catch all intact with a small spot worn through to the tombac to the right of the catch. Reverse is well marked with embossed manufacturers name and location, Hermann Aurich HA Dresden. Badge is in excellent condition and quite attractive. Scarce badge.
 
 

16-11-2020