The Nachrichten-HJ was a special unit of the Hitler Youth . It served to prepare technically interested young people in the National Socialist sense for later service in the intelligence units of the Wehrmacht ( Army , Air Force and Navy ) or the Waffen SS . In 1938 this special unit had a membership of around 29,000 young people in the territory of the German Reich .
Each HJ-Bann had its own message HJ units - in larger towns HJ message groups with 60 to 100 members, in smaller towns HJ message groups with 20 to 35 members. The members of the news HJ received technical and scientific training in the field of news liaison. This took place within the framework of the Hitler Youth service and within the framework of courses in training camps.
The training took place in three stages. The third stage prepared the Hitler boys of the news HJ directly for the news liaison service with the Wehrmacht or the Waffen SS. It was usually carried out in barracks in central training centers of the Wehrmacht, e.g. B. in the Reich Air News School in Halle (Saale).
During the war, the need for trained newsmen had risen so sharply that the qualification of Hitler boys, as practiced in the news HJ, did not produce enough offspring to even come close to covering the need and the losses in the Fill the front. The training has therefore been shortened and the focus of the training has been concentrated on core issues for the war effort.
The clothing of the news Hitler Youth corresponded to the uniform of the rest of the Hitler Youth. Only the black epaulettes and the summer service cap had yellow piping of the news HJ and the number of the ban. The yellow special formation color was based on the traditional yellow weapon color of the army's intelligence forces . In addition, the position of the message Hitler boy could be recognized by his qualification disk, if available.
As a subdivision of the Hitler Youth, the Nachrichten-Hitlerjugend was forbidden and dissolved by the Control Council Act No. 2 after the end of the war , and its assets were confiscated.