- the impact of the nazi regime on the youth of germany before the nazis changed the education system, education was free up to the age of 16 although children were allowed to leave form the age of 14. 3 nazi youth policy also revolved around several party-run youth groups, such as the hitler youth for boys aged 14-18 these groups began haphazardly but were eventually organised on a national level by nsdap leaders 4. As the nazis became more powerful, their youth arm grew in january 1933, there were 50,000 members of the hitler youth by the end of the year, there were more than 2 million.
The nazi party directed propaganda at children in nazi germany between the 1920s and 1945 to influence the values and beliefs of the future generation of german citizens according to their political agenda and ideology. As the nazis became more powerful, their youth arm grew but it let the nazis remove them from the influence of their parents, some of whom opposed the regime children who had been. The hitler youth movement the young people of germany were important to the nazis if they wanted the third reich to last for a thousand years as was the case with the adults, the nazis wanted to control the young people’s leisure time. Jewish children were prohibited from joining nazi youth groups and excluded from that social world so central to many of their classmates in the process their supposed inferiority was pronounced repeatedly before them and their peers in school every day.
The hitler youth (german: hitlerjugend (help info), often abbreviated as hj in german) was the youth organisation of the nazi party in germany its origins dated back to 1922 and it received the name hitler-jugend, bund deutscher arbeiterjugend (hitler youth, league of german worker youth) in july 1926. By 1936, all “aryan” children in germany over the age of six were required to join a nazi youth group at ten, boys were initiated into the jungvolk (young people), and at 14 they were promoted to the hitler youth their sisters joined the jungmädel (young girls) and were later promoted to the league of german girls although membership in the hitler youth organizations was compulsory, many young people did not have to be forced to join. The hitler youth was a logical extension of hitler’s belief that the future ofnazi germany was its children the hitler youth was seen as being as important to a child as school was in the early years of the nazi government, hitler had made it clear as to what he expected german children to be like. The nazi party targeted children with mandatory youth organizations, school courses on racial purity, and anti-semitic children’s books the nazi party's propaganda took advantage of children's ignorance about the jewish community. Nazi policies towards the youth • all young people were supposed to join a nazi youth movement • other youth movements, such as the scouts and girl guides, were banned education was controlled by the nazis • children were taught about the greatness of hitler eg on his birthday they had to place flowers behind the pictures of.
The nazis did not rely solely on schools to indoctrinate children with their ideology much better known were groups like the hitler jugend (hitler youth), a party-run organisation that was to some degree inspired by the british scouting movement. In 1936, membership in nazi youth groups became mandatory for all boys and girls between the ages of ten and seventeen after-school meetings and weekend camping trips sponsored by the hitler youth and the league of german girls trained children to become faithful to the nazi party and the future leaders of the national socialist state.
Members of the hitler youth chosen by the nsdap office of racial policy emblem of the hitler youth uniform from the 1930s german children born in the 1920s and 1930s became adults during the cold historian gerhard rempel opined that nazi germany itself was impossible to conceive without the hitler youth, as their members constituted. Nazi education schemes part fitted in with this but hitler wanted to occupy the minds of the young in nazi germany even more movements for youngsters were part of german culture and the hitler youth had been created in the 1920’s by 1933 its membership stood at 100,000. By september 1939, over 765,000 young people served in leadership roles in nazi youth organizations which prepared them for such roles in the military and the german occupation bureaucracy the hitler youth combined sports and outdoor activities with ideology. The members of the hitler youth were viewed as ensuring the future of nazi germany and were indoctrinated in nazi ideology, including racism the hitler youth appropriated many of its activities of the boy scout movement (which was banned in 1935), including camping and hiking however, over time it changed in content and intention.
- hitler youth: the future of germany the hitler youth (hitlerjugend-hj) were for hitler the future of the nazi party hitler’s dream of a thousand year reich could only be accomplished through the youth, which were deemed the most important aspect of germany's future as a powerful nation. From their first days in school, german children were imbued with the cult of adolf hitler his portrait was a standard fixture in classrooms textbooks frequently described the thrill of a child seeing the german leader for the first time. The nazi state study play membership of the hitler youth made young people physically fit, giving them an understanding of army life such as cleaning, and keeping in good condition, a rifle the importance of home and family was continually stressed to girls, so that they saw the importance of the nazi policy to the future of the.
And like their comrades in the hitler youth, members of pimpf were also subjected to lessons about nazi values and political views they had to memorise the group’s handbook, pimpf im dienst (‘young ones in service’) and pass exams before ‘graduating’ at age ten pimpf members could join the jungvolk, the precursor group to the hitler youth. The hitler youth are one of the most evocative nazi organisations, visibly and effectively representing a regime that wanted to remake the whole of german society into a brutal, cold, quasi-medieval new world and were willing to start by brainwashing children. In january 1933, there were 50,000 members of the hitler youth by the end of the year, there were more than 2 million and as the 1930s progressed, the nazis waged war on the groups so popular among german youth first they banned children’s groups associated with political movements like communism.