Daily Lessons for Teaching Child of Hitler: Germany in the Days When God Wore a Swastika

Alfons Heck
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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)

Objective

In Chapter 1, Alfons Heck described the children of 1930s Germany. Basic training for membership in the army of the Third Reich began at age six in elementary school. Children were influenced to follow Hitler from an early age, and they knew of nothing different. This lesson will discuss the concept of indoctrination.

Lesson

1. Class Discussion: Under Nazi rule, German children were required to join the Jungvolk, the Hitler Youth's junior branch. Basic training to become a Nazi began at the age of six in elementary school. Children received a daily lesson about nationalism, and they were conditioned to believe the Germanic-Nordic race was superior. Hitler knew he must indoctrinate the children at a young age, so they would grow up and be devoted to Nazi Germany. Was it fair that children were programmed to believe something before they had a chance to explore other moral or...

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