Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow Characters

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Sophie Scholl

Sophie was a young girl who grew up in 1930s Germany as Hitler led the country toward war. Early on, Sophie displayed a sensitivity and intelligence beyond her years. She was excellent at the arts like music, and she read voraciously.

Like many other girls her age, Sophie became a member of the girls' arm of the Hitlerjugend, the BDM. While initially excited at the promise of learning new skills and making new friends, Sophie's mood quickly soured. She resented the rigid conformity expected in the BDM, and she especially hated being away from her family and living in camp during the BDM's compulsory "Duty Year". She began to accumulate ideas about politics and humanity that were at odds with the official Nazi story. She argued with her teachers and fought against indoctrination into National Socialism. She also disobeyed her superiors by reading banned books, such as...

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