Life of a Hitler Youth Analytical Essay by wilson2882

Life of a Hitler Youth
A review of Alfons Heck's book "A Child of Hitler".
# 61650 | 1,800 words | 0 sources | 2003 | US
Published on Oct 19, 2005 in English (Analysis) , Literature (German) , Holocaust Studies (General)

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This paper discusses the book "A Child of Hitler" written by Alfons Heck. The paper presents Heck's story of growing up in Nazi Germany and his affiliation with the Hitler youth movement. The paper examines the author's childhood and education, focusing on the Nationalist instruction he received. The paper questions whether Heck was a victim of the Nazi regime, even though he was a part of it.

From the Paper:

"In A Child of Hitler written by Alfons Heck, he tells a story of a young boy who grew up entirely in Hitler's Germany and was a fanatic until the day the Allied troops took him captured in 1945. Even then he did not want to believe the horrors of the holocaust and other brutality's of the Nazi regime. Heck blames his way of thinking on the Nazi propaganda machine and feels he was a victim just as the Jewish population. Alfons Heck is definitely a victim of the Nazi's. Now many people could not believe this because he was a member of the Nazi's and participated in their activities. However it is because he was in the Hitler Youth and followed every order that was thrown his way. A boy of six years of age in 1933 until 1945 when the Nazi's surrendered, which he was brainwashed with the Nationalist Socialist ideals and knew nothing better."

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