Hitler Youth, 1922–1945

An Illustrated History


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About the Book

During the Nazi regime’s swift rise to power, no single target of nazification took higher priority than Germany’s young people. Well aware that the Nazi party could thrive only through the support of future generations, Hitler instituted a youth movement, the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth), which indoctrinated the easily malleable students of Germany’s schools and universities. Along with its female counterpart, the Bund deutscher Mädel (League of German Girls), the Hitler Youth produced many thousands of young Germans who were deeply and fanatically imbued with the Nazi racist ideology. This heavily illustrated book outlines the history and development of the Hitler Youth from its origins in 1922 until it was disbanded by the allied powers in 1945.

About the Author(s)

Historian, writer and illustrator Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage is the author of numerous books. His interests include World War II and medieval and French history. He lives in Groningen, Netherlands.

Bibliographic Details

Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 183
Bibliographic Info: 95 illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3935-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5281-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Introduction      3

1. Beginnings to 1923      9
2. The Road to Power 1924–1933      19
3. Prelude to War, 1933–1939      27
4. Hitler’s Boy Soldiers, 1939–1945      123

Appendix 1: Chronology      163
Appendix 2: Song of the Hitler Jugend      166
Bibliography      168
Index      169