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How successful were Nazi Youth Policies?

In 1933 the year the Nazis came to power Hitler already had girls saluting the Nazi flag every morning at school, this is but one action that shows the importance he placed on support of the youth. The youth were the future of Germany and if Hitler was to stay in power he needed to create a generation of adults who would be totally loyal to him and his Party.

The Nazis started indoctrinating the children from a young age, especially the boys who began attending the Pimpfen at just 6 years old, girls began slightly later in the Jung M├Ądel at 10 years old. From this age on the children were brought up with Nazi influences until they were 18 for boys and 21 for girls.
The main aims for boys and girls were quite similar but there were two major differences and the distinct organisations reflected this. They both were taught to be obedient, to idolise Hitler and to strengthen the German Nation, much emphasis was also placed on sacrificing oneself for the good of the nation. However al...

Posted by: Anthony Pacella

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