Hitler Youth

youth organisation of the Nazi Party in Germany

The Hitler Youth was an organization in Nazi Germany for children from ages 10 to 18. The boys split off from the Hitler Youth when they were 14 to join The League of German Men. All German children between these ages whom Adolf Hitler considered to be "pure-blooded" Germans, were required to join, and parents who stopped their children from joining could be sent to prison for a long time.[1] In order to get rid of any distractions or other groups that might keep children from being involved with the Hitler Youth, Hitler banned all other youth groups or clubs.[2] The Hitler Youth also prepared girls for the army and taught them how to use weapons.

Hitler youth, laying telephone wires, in 1933

The purpose of the Hitler Youth was to train children to accept values such as duty to the Nazi Party and to Hitler, and to teach them to be prepared even to give their lives for their country. Many children died because of the Hitler Youth, because they became soldiers, which was one of its main purposes.

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  1. "Americanchronicle.com". www.americanchronicle.com.[permanent dead link]
  2. "The History Place - Hitler Youth: Road to Power 1923-1933". www.historyplace.com.

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