Children of the swastika : the Hitler Youth

by Heyes, Eileen.

Format: Print Book 1993
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction 943.08 HE
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  943.08 HE
This book describes, in chilling detail, how Adolf Hitler exploited the idealism of Germany's young people and bent them to his will through the Nazi part youth group called Hitler Youth.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7-12. A subject usually dealt with only summarily in youth nonfiction about Nazi Germany receives more thorough consideration in this well-written, eye-opening text. Heyes, who drew on such sources as Mein Kampf and The Nazi Primer: Official Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth, incorporates testimony by former members of the Hitler Youth and its affiliate young peoples' organizations to contribute a riveting study of the group's structure, purpose, impact on the war effort, and effect on the young. Tracing the organization's origins to Hitler's conviction that the future of Germany rested in its "unspoiled" youth, Heyes reveals how clever leaders exploited the enthusiasm and idealism of Germans as young as 10 years of age, demanding and often receiving total commitment. Her concluding chapter establishes frightening parallels between the Hitler Youth and such contemporary extremist American youth groups as the Skinheads. Key historical events are outlined as the book progresses (a helpful chronology is appended), and teens wanting or needing to fill in the background can turn to Heyes' suggested readings list, which includes such titles as Rogasky's Smoke and Ashes and Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. ~--Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Hitler-Jugend -- Juvenile literature.
National socialism -- Societies, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
National socialism.
Youth -- Germany -- Societies and clubs -- Juvenile literature.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Publisher Brookfield, Conn. :Millbrook Press,1993
Language English
Description 96 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-90) and index.
ISBN 1562942379 (lib. bdg.)
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