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Accession Number: NEKHC:2009.5

Object: Dress

Physical Description: Black sleeveless dress with sewn in shorts. White pinstriping along shoulders, neck and waist. Red and white patch with Swastika sewn on chest area 10.3cm (l) and 6cm (w). Word 'Gesch' embroidered onto patch. Buttons on shoulders. 

Information: This dress was worn by a young girl as part of a Nazi youth group.

Further Information

In 1939 the Third Reich decreed Regulations on Implementing the Law on the Hitler Youth on March 25th which stated girls aged 10 to 14 would be in the Young Girls League (Jungmädelbund [JM]) and girls aged 14 to 18 would be in the League of German Girls (Bund Deutscher Mädel [BDM]). The BDM was the female equivalent of the Hitler Youth and indoctrination into Nazi ideology was the ultimate goal.


Gunther, Irene (2004) Nazi 'Chic'?: Fashioning Women in the Third Reich Oxford: Berg.

Pine, Lisa (2010) Education in Nazi Germany Oxford: Berg.

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