Original Hitler Youth Armband showing some soiling. Bevo weave on swastika with separately applied white stripe and white diamond field. The German Hitler Youth (Jugend) existed as a paramilitary organization for boys between the age of 14-18 between the years 1922-1945. By the end of the war, it was common for boys as young as 10 to be enlisted in the Hitler Youth with children being drafted to fight as young as 12. It had an estimated membership of 8 million by 1940.