Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow Themes

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Fanaticism of the Hitler Youth

Adolf Hitler realized the advantage of indoctrinating the very young into Nazism. Not only would they be his loyal followers for decades, but the young mind is more malleable than the older mind, and thus more susceptible to Nazi propaganda. This was the idea behind the Hitler Youth. Hitler celebrated youth because they represented the future, and because they were among his most adoring fans.

The Hitler Youth were zealous in their support of the Fuhrer. They would salute the Blood Banner (supposedly dipped in the blood of martyrs for the cause), do the Hitler salute, dress up in full soldier uniform, and lose themselves in the jubilance of party rallies such as the Nuremburg rally. Everything in the lives of these youths were designed to increase and maintain their allegiance to Hitler, from memorized slogans and songs to listening to the People's Radio...

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