A Hitler Youth in Poland by Jost Hermand
The Nazis' Program for Evacuating Children During World War II

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Between 1933 and 1945, millions of German children between the ages of seven and sixteen were sent to Hitler Youth paramilitary camps to be toughened and taught how to be "German". Jost Hermand, a distinguished cultural critic and historian who spent much of his youth in five different camps, some very brutal, writes about his experiences .
 

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Jost Hermand is William F. Vilas Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gerhard Richter is associate professor of German at the University of California, Davis. Dembo is an editor at the American Museum of Natural History.
 
Published January 14, 1998 by Northwestern University Press. 184 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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""I want a brutal, domineering, fearless, and cruel youth."" The routine was one of sports, field maneuvers and marching punctuated by songs like ""Red sunrise, red sunrise, you guide my way to early death."" As the wolf pack was the Nazi pedagogical model, children were often left to their own d...

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