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both images by Marcus Schmöger, 16 June 2002 |
As the Silesian youth groups mainly contained the Lower Silesians, there were also specific Upper Silesian groups. The obverse of this pennant is divided blue over yellow; at the hoist there is the provincial coat-of-arms of Upper Silesia blue field, yellow demi-eagle hovering over a yellow scythe and a pair of crossed mining hammers, also yellow; the inscriptions "O/S Jugend" short for "Oberschlesische Jugend" and "Münster" in the fly are in counterchanged colours. The reverse is divided yellow over blue the provincial colours; in the fly there are the inscriptions "Gruppe" and "St. Barbara" in counterchanged colours; at the hoist there is a representation of Saint Barbara the patron-saint of the miners on a blue rectangular field. She is clothed in gray with a red cloak, hands and face in natural colours; the crown is golden, she holds a silver sword and a golden chalice with a shining silver cross.
Source: Rabbow 1965 [rab65] with some additional material form the author.
Marcus Schmöger, 16 June 2002