College Prep English 12
5 April 2016
Hitler’s Youth Program
Imagine not being old enough to vote, but being old enough to be separated from your family, forced to fight in the war, and forced to hate a race you aren’t old enough to even understand. That’s exactly what the children of Germany faced. The children of Germany were wrongly stripped of their childhood by being forced to fight in wars and take on adult roles; they should have been protected, instead, they became part of the victimization of the Jews and others.
“Once Hitler rose to power, he banned all other groups, even Boy Scouts, and only allowed for the Hitler Youth Program,” (Trueman). Hitler strongly believed that the youth was the future of Germany (Trueman). Additionally, he gradually started assigning adult roles to…show more content… Yes, mass murders of the Jews, but also very young children being forced to think and act a certain way and being taught to hate the Jews. The Holocaust consisted of small children doing massive things. Hitler got into so many minds and FINAGLED them into believing what he wanted. Everyone should have to study the Holocaust to get a better understanding of what happened to give them a different outlook on life and to prevent history from repeating itself. It’s even important to study the Holocaust just to be educated on what happened in the past. Although learning about the horrific acts toward the Jews is very important, people should also be informed on what was happening to the people of Germany who were not anti-Jew. The German children and those who did not agree with Hitler’s beliefs and actions were put into dangerous and life changing situations. The children of Germany were wrongly stripped of their childhood by being forced to fight in wars and take on adult roles; they should have been protected; instead, they became part of the victimization of the Jews and