The Hitler Youth 1933–45

The Hitler Youth 1933–45

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  • Author: Alan Dearn
  • Illustrator: Elizabeth Sharp
  • Short code: WAR 102
  • Publication Date: 10 Mar 2006
  • ISBN: 9781841768748
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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A chilling and modern embodiment of the loss of innocence, the Hitler Youth movement transformed German children into adult Nazis entirely focused on Allied defeat. Despite not being itself a military formation - rather a movement that sought to inculcate Nazi ideology - paramilitary training did however form an important part of this education due to the Nazi veneration of the soldier as the epitome of Germanic manhood. Some members of the Bund Deutscher Mädel, the Hitler Youth organization for girls, even became combatants in the final stages of the war. Covering the range of a child's indoctrination, from ideology to training, this rare exploration of the Nazi culture provides the reader with a complete insight into the preliminary training of Germany's youth, and how they became directly involved in military service under the pressure of total war.

Biographical Note

After an abortive career as a social worker, Alan Dearn studied Ancient History at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He completed his doctorate in late Roman religious history at Wolfson College, Oxford in 2003. He currently teaches history at the International Grammar School, Sydney, while maintaining an active research life. His particular fields of interest include the history of martyrdom, the later Roman empire and the social history of Nazi Germany.Elizabeth Sharp trained in Fine Art at the Leicester College of Art and Technology, UK, in the 1960s. A full member of the Society of Equestrian Artists for many years, she has served on its Executive Committee for several years. She is also a full member of the Society of Women Artists and exhibits regularly in London with both groups, as well as in other mixed exhibitions around the country. Elizabeth lives in Lincolnshire, UK.

Contents

Introduction Joining the Hitler Youth Paramilitary Training Uniforms and Equipment Everyday Life Motivation Experience of Battle Aftermath of Battle Colour Plate Commentary Glossary Further Reading Index

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