BDM (Jung)Mädelscharführerin Lanyard
Image courtesy of Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten KG
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Lanyards in the Hitler Youth were introduced in 1933. Lanyards for the BDM were introduced in a regulation from August 10, 1933. Lanyards for the JM (Jungmädel = Young Girls) were introduced on October 30, 1933. They initially indicated both grade and function. After 1936, rank and duty position could differ.
Lanyards were generally worn from the left shoulder to the left breast pocket. Specifications prior to 1936 are unknown. However, starting in 1936, lanyards were made from intertwined coloured cords, with 35 loops.
The attributes of individual lanyards will vary due to manufacturing.
Mädelscharführerinnen and Jungmädelscharführerinnen wore a green lanyard. So did Oberscharführer and Scharführer of the HJ and Oberjungzugführer and Jungzugführer of the DJ (Deutsches Jungvolk, German Youngsters).
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