Life in the Hitler Youth

by Keeley, Jennifer, 1974-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Children's Non Fiction j 943.086 KEE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Children's Non Fiction
Call Number  j 943.086 KEE
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 943.086 Kee
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 943.086 Kee
In the Third Reich, the Hitler Youth members fought in World War II, witnessed and at times participated in anti-Semitic outrages, some even had their own parents arrested or were forced to shoot their friends for desertion. They also went to school, played, dated, and tried to grow up in war-torn Germany.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7^-12. Consistent with the successful format and high standards that landed the Way People Live series on the Booklist Top Ten Nonfiction Series list [BKL O 15 99], this volume examines the physical training and mental indoctrination that prepared children to become Nazis and, in the waning days of the war, replacements for a depleted military. Chapters explore the Hitler Youth's takeover of public education, its quasi-religious induction ceremonies and successful efforts to turn children against their non-party-member parents, as well as youth rebellion and resistance groups, such as the Swing Youth and the White Rose. The text is compelling, thoroughly documented, and enriched with eyewitness accounts, including news reports and testimonies from former Hitler Youth members. The book certainly belongs in collections supporting the study of World War II, and it also has a place in a curriculum that addresses broader issues, such as propaganda, genocide, and eugenics. Notes, glossary, and an annotated bibliography. --Randy Meyer"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Way people live.
Subjects Hitler-Jugend -- Juvenile literature.
National socialism -- Juvenile literature.
Youth -- Germany -- Societies and clubs -- Juvenile literature.
National socialism.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945 -- Juvenile literature.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Publisher San Diego, CA :Lucent Books,2000
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-106) and index.
ISBN 156006613X (alk. paper)
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