The Hitler Youth Analytical Essay by Nicky

The Hitler Youth
Looks at the Hitler Youth or the Hitlerjugend, which was used to indoctrinate children in Nazi ideology.
# 147678 | 1,130 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US


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Description:

This paper explains that, when WWII broke out in 1939, membership in the Hitler Youth or the Hitlerjugend, the youth department of the brown-shirted Sturmabteilun, or the SA, was required of all German children between the ages of 10 and 18. Next, the author describes the characteristics of the Hitler's youth program, which so completely ingrained these children into the Nazi ideology of 'master race' superiority. The paper concludes that Hitler's strategy to empower children and adolescents, who became adept, confident, arrogant and loyal members of the Nazi army serving Hitler's dictatorship, was repugnant although brilliantly successful. Quotations and a picture are included in the paper.


Table of Contents:
Introduction
The Songs and Oaths of the Hitler Youth
Brave, Determined, and Arrogant
Hitler's Strategic Formation of Dictatorship
The Assumption of Possession of Superiority of the Hitler Youth
Bund Deutscher Madel (BMD) - The League of German Girls
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Prior to compulsory membership the belief was that membership would serve to advance them in the world around them which was quickly evolving and on a basis of "uniformity and solidarity". Just as in American civic organizations for youth whom enjoyed wearing "spiffy uniforms" the same can be said of the German youth. As well the satisfaction in belonging to a safe community that was dominant in the world around them and that offered protection the participation in camping, marching, and communal singing in groups was appealing to these youth and the presence of the "omniscient and omnipotent father, Adolf Hitler."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bund Deutscher Madel (BDM) The League of German Girls (2009) Jewish Virtual Library Online available at: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/BDM.html
  • Dearn, Alan and Sharp, Elizabeth (2006) The Hitler Youth 1933-45 Osprey Publishing, 2006. Google Books online available at: http://books.google.com/books?id=EP54o1ERi9cC\
  • Kater, Michael H. (2004) Hitler Youth. Harvard University Press, 2004. Google Books online available at: http://books.google.com/books?id=v9xJPe0QchcC

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