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Hitlers Kinder

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  61 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Der Trick ist eigentlich einfach: Man nehme Kinder und Jugendliche (vermeintlich) ernst, biete ihnen Freizeitaktivitäten, Kameradschaftsgefühl, Abenteuer und eine Aufgabe und was bekommt man? Eine nachwachsende Generation, die die Werte des herrschenden politischen Systems gnadenlos verinnerlicht hat -- und seien sie auch noch so abwegig.

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Gebundene Ausgabe, 383 pages
Published 2000 by Bertelsmann, München
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Ilya
As is well known, children in the Third Reich were brainwashed with Nazi ideology starting from the kindergarten. They were taught to love Hitler more than anyone; after the Fall of Berlin, a file cabinet was found in the Reich Chancellery with letters to Hitler from ordinary Germans; many were from women who asked the Fuehrer to marry them or offered to have a child by him. There was much brainwashing in ordinary schools, but even more in special elite boarding schools, which concentrated on bu...more
Erin
Sep 24, 2008 Erin rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Erin by: a Prof.
Great insight into the use of Youth Organizations to indoctrinate children into the national socialist fever.
This is not a text books. It gives personal, moving, and interesting stories.
Read this. It brings sympathy and understanding to a generation entrenched in a cause it only later understood. This book is sad, but anyone who doubts the influence of youth groups on young people should read this.
Declan Huerta
La manipulación de los niños y los jóvenes en el nazismo. Cuando el estado desprecia al hombre y la familia, arrancándole la educación de sus hijos con un fin aterrador. Es una monografía centrada en las Juventudes Hitlerianas, de muy interesante lectura.
Gillian
An interesting insight into how Hitler conned a nation and easy to see how there are still lasting effects of the regime today. However, the style makes it a hard read.
Mary
I read this to further my understanding of Hitler and the German nation of the time. Really interesting, especially the views of those children now.
Timo
A revealing book about the nazi programme of brainwashing children, based on interviews of former Hitler youth. Suffers from repetition.
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