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HJ and BdM
Ränzlein, Ein Jahrbüchlein für die deutsche Jugend 1942
REMEMBER you are German!
secret drawing
Science is not witchcraft
Hitler Youth boys
The book has stories for German boys and girls about adventures, history, animals, the Lilienthal brothers, Christmas Eve in German Southwest Africa, the weather, a patriotic story about the importance of being German, a short quote from a speech by Adolf Hitler, a poem by a DRK nurse, and a calendar for 1942.

As you can see in the photo of the front cover, there are punch holes through the whole book as somebody stored it in a two-ring binder. Two pages in the center of the book are missing a small piece of the upper corner. Fair used condition.
Ränzlein 1942, Ein Jahrbüchlein für die deutsche Jugend (A Little Knapsack Yearbook for the German Youth) published for the Reichsverband für Deutsche Jugendherbergen (DJH, the German Youth Hostel organization) in Berlin by Deutscher Heimat-Verlag in Bielefeld in 1941. Note the DJH logo incorporating the HJ diamond on the front cover.

Author Otto Scholz is listed as "currently a Hauptmann and Battalion Commander in the Wehrmacht".  The illustrations, many of Hitler Youth boys and BdM girls, in this 4-1/8 x 5-¾ inch, 48 page softcover publication are by Ilse Mau.

Have a look at the illustrated 1939 Nazi Youth Hostel Directory
as well as other HJ publications for sale on USMBOOKS.com.

This 1942 DJH Yearbook for German Youth is offered for sale
for $55.00 delivered by Media Mail in the continental USA.
 
USM book #802
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ILLUSTRATED KNAPSACK BOOK FOR GERMAN BOYS AND GIRLS 1942

1942 YEARBOOK FOR GERMAN BOYS AND GIRLS PUBLISHED BY THE GERMAN YOUTH HOSTEL ASSOCIATION (DJH)

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