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Elwira Bauer's Nazi Propagandist Children's Book Trust No Fox on Green Meadow and no Jew upon his Oath

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Elwira Bauer's Nazi Propagandist Children's Book Trust No Fox on Green Meadow and no Jew upon his Oath In response to the factional society of the Weimar Republic, Nazism endeavored to create a new, more-unified society; an ideal national community, populated by an ethnically and culturally homogenous citizenry dogmatically obedient to the theories, laws, and policies of the central governing apparatus (the Nazi Hierarchy and ultimately Hitler). To attain its aims, Nazism employed a variety of tactics: laws were enacted to ethnically purify the population (e.g., the 1935 Nuremberg Laws), sentiments were propagated with the intention of uniting the population behind its leadership (i.e., the Führer Principle), and policies were…show more content…
Moreover, as an example of Nazism’s relentless deconstruction of Jewish character, the title also served as a proponent of both “Gleichschaltung” and the Führer Principle, by discrediting and denigrating the Jews, an enemy was defined and targeted for the non-Jewish population to “coordinate” behind their “Führer” against. Since the purpose of the Hitler Youth (HJ) and the Nazi League of German Girls (BDM) was the coordination of Germany’s young people into a single national movement that was unquestionably loyal to Hitler, the title of the excerpt “The Führer’s Youth” appears to have been carefully worded to reinforce Nazism’s designs for a unified national community through “Gleichschaltung” and quite obviously the Führer Principle. Bergen illustrates, “For at least some Germans the surge of group activities provided an exciting sense of belonging…a teenager in 1933, later described how she loved being part of the Nazi League of German Girls.” (65). Moreover, the first stanza of the poem reinforced the Nazi principles of ethnic purity (“The boys who are true Germans…”), coordination (“To Hitler’s Youth belong”), cultural unity (“The German Heritage is theirs”), and
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