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The Hitler Youth Group Movement: The Hitler Youth Movement

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From the 1920s to 40’s, a hatred of Jews was developed in millions of young German people as more and more youths were won over to Nazism. This happened through Hitler Youth, an organization lead by Adolf Hitler. Hitler greatly valued the youths of Germany, therefore making organizations for both boys and girls.
The Hitler Youth group movement played an important role in history. According to The History Learning Site, “The Hitler Youth movement was an extension of Hitler’s belief that the future of Nazi Germany was its children.” It was an organization for the youths of the Nazi Party that prepared boys for military service and girls for motherhood. The boys learned marching, bayonet drills, grenade throwing, trench digging, map reading, gas defence, use of dugouts, how to get under barbed wire, and pistol shooting. (History Learning Site) The girls trained for their roles in society: homemaker, wife, and mother. Hitler Youth was a voluntary group until it became mandatory in 1939. (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Hitler greatly valued the youth of Germany. He knew that the youth were the future of Germany, so he prepared them for the future and taught them to be “race- concious, obedient, self-sacrificing Germans who would be willing to die for Führer and Fatherland.” (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) He taught them
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Because he knew that the future of Germany were the youths, Hitler valued them and won them over to Nazism at an early age. There were many organizations that were purposed solely for this reason. This included Hitler Youth, The German Young People, League of Young Girls, and League of German Girls. Hitler Youth and its brother organizations were a powerful tool used to greatly influence the children of Germany. “By 1939, it is estimeated that more than seven million boy and girls belonged to Hitler
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