Friday, September 25, 2015

Hitler Youth

Life as a teenager in 1930s Germany was filled with difficult choices. Most families were not very wealthy at all. That was hard as it is. Now, when children go to the Hitler Youth program, it becomes a whole new world of issues. The Hitler Youth was filled with propaganda. The idea was to brainwash the children and it worked very well. On the contrary, some parents were not too fond of it and the people who ran the Hitler Youth knew that. They would have a dedicated story time with the goal of having kids turn people in that spoke out against Hitler.  Some kids would turn in their own parents. It was very hard for children because they would learn things at the Hitler Youth and then they would come home and hear the exact opposite from their parents. The children were faced with decisions of obeying their parents or deciding to turn in their parents. At such a young age, the kids are easily swayed. Life was definitely not as simple as the propaganda posters made it seem.

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