Hitler Youth Movement

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Hitler Youth Movement

Hitler Youth Movement (Boys)

At school children learned about the History of Germany and were taught that the German Army was 'stabbed in the back' by weak politicians. This is were Nazi ideology was force fed to the German children

Boys in the Hitler Youth engaged in activities such as bayonet drills, grenade throwing, trench digging, map reading, gas defence, use of dugouts, how to get under barbed wire and pistol shooting. All of these activities were a way for the children to be groomed for war and when they grew up they had an extensive knowledge of war and were compleptely loyal to Hitler, they were the perfect soldiers.

Children were told that the hardships during the 1920s were caused by Jews squeezing profits out of honest Germans. By the time you were a senior pupil your studies in History would have made you confident that loyalty to the Furher was right and good. They were taught to hate the Jewish from a young age.

Hitler Youth Movement

"The weak must be chiselled away. I want young men and women who can suffer pain. A young German must be as swift as a greyhoound, as tough as leather, and as hard as Krupp's steel"- Adolf Hitler

League of German Maidens (Girls)

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When Germany ran short of soldiers, members of the Hitler Youth were encouraged to join the 12th SS Panzer Division commanded by Germany's youngest general, Kurt Meyer. In 1945 members of the Hitler Youth were armed and told to fight to the death.

Girls in the League of German Maidens had a different range of activites. They were trained to become mothers. They had to be able to run 60 metres in 14 seconds, throw a ball 12 metres, complete a 2 hour march, swim 100 metres and learn how to make a bed.

By: Callum Unger20th Century History- Mr Jacobs

As a member of the Hitler Youth or League of German Maidens, you would have marched in exciting parades with loud bands. Your leisure time would have been devoted to Hitler and the Nazis.

Hitler aimed to control every aspect of life in Germany. The Hitler Youth was a logical extension of Hitler's beleif that the future of Nazi Germany was its children. The Nazi's reorganised every aspect of the school curriculum to make children loyal to them.


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