Third Reich Estonian collaborators badge - "Eesti Noored". Rare.
Third Reich Estonian collaborators badge — «Eesti Noored». A diamond-shaped badge with Estonian national symbols, a tricolor in the form of a horizontal ribbon passing over a vertically standing sword on a stylized spike background. During the war were made just 1500 — 1800 pieces and most of them were lost, destroyed or hidden after the war. Just some of them survived till our days. The badge is made of bronze and covered with hot enamels, without cracks and chips. On the reverse, there are two catches for fastening with a vertical needle, as well as the name of the manufacturer — R.Tavast, Tallinn. Those badges are extremely rare and most of them that come across have defects on the enamel. Badges were made in Tallinn — Estonia, at the factory of Roman Tavast — the best jeweler in Estonia. At the end of description you can find photos of Estonian SS volunteers commanders who have just graduated from SS school: Paul Maitla and Edgar Kilk, the second from left, has exactly the same badge on his chest pocket. In the bottom photo: female, in the Luftwaffe service as Luftwaffe Helferin wearing same badge.