• Alfons Heck shared about his childhood, his family background, and his hometown of Wittlich.
• 1930s Germany seemed like a place of promise to those who were not Jewish, a gypsy, gay, or a political opponents of the Nazis.
• Hitler was highly respected.
• Children were taught from a very young age to respect Hitler and to desire to become a Hitler Youth.
• Alfons witnessed his teacher discriminate against the Jews in his classroom.
• Alfons attended the Nuremburg Party Congress, where Hitler praised the Hitler Youth and encouraged children that one day they would rule the world.
• Alfons' experience at the Nuremburg Party Congress further reinforced his admiration of Hitler and the Hitler Youth.
• One particular night the SA and the SS smashed the windows of Jewish businesses and stormed Jewish synagogues. This event was known as Kristallnacht.
• The Nazis were successful at demonizing the Jews.
• The concentration...
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