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Hitler Youth : growing up in Hitler's shadow

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Hitler Youth : growing up in Hitler's shadow
Call No: J 943.086 B29h

Call NumberJ 943.086 B29h
Dates2019; ©2005
Statement of ResponsibilitySusan Campbell Bartoletti.
Creators & ContributorsBartoletti, Susan Campbell (author)
Hitler-Jugend (subject)
Summary"The story of a generation of German young people who devoted all their energy to the Hitler Youth and the propaganda that brought Hitler his power, and the youths that resisted the Nazi movement... By the time Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, 3.5 million children belonged to the Hitler Youth. It would become the largest youth group in history. Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people. Her research includes telling interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members." Publisher
ContentsIntroduction. The bloody handprint: the murder of Herbert Norkus
  1. "For the flag we are ready to die": Hitler's rise to power
  2. "The brown pest": organizing the Hitler Youth
  3. "Where one burns books": a Nazi education
  4. "This thing about the Jews": Nazi persecution of the Jews
  5. "Muscle-tearing hard work": preparing for war
  6. "Body and soul": the German war machine
  7. "Serving a mass murderer": the Holocaust begins
  8. "Long live freedom!": Hitler Youth and resistance
  9. "Fanatical fighters": Hitler's boy soldiers, 1943–1945
  10. "I could not help but cry"
Time line of the Hitler Youth
Physical Description 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Scholastic Focus
  • "Originally published in hardcover by Scholastic Press in 2005" —Title page verso
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2006; Newbery Honor Book, 2006
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 342–359) and index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 9–12, Grades 6–8
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes