• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Explain the purpose of Nazi policy to young people - How successful was this policy?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Hitler and the Nazis had strong ideals for their country. These ideals they believed would make Germany a great country again. The Nazis wanted to create a true "national community", a "Master Race" not polluted with what they called inferior races such as Jews, gypsies and so on. They indoctrinated the German public. No other ideas or opinions would be tolerated. Hitler wanted to indoctrinate a sense of loyalty into people. Loyalty should be to him and the State above all other loyalties. Many older people were sceptical of the Nazis and their ideas. They had formed their own opinions and beliefs and did not all agree with Hitler. This is the reason Hitler targeted the young. Children were too young to have formed their own ideas and beliefs so the Nazis concentrated their efforts on the young. ...read more.

Middle

25 million members of the Hitler Youth Movement The Nazis plans for Germany were not the same for girls and boys. Boys' education had the emphasis on military training and skills. A girl's place in the Nazis' plan though was much different. They were taught the 'three Ks' - kinder, kirche and kuche (children, church and cooking). Shortly after Hitler came to power he passed a law to encourage marriage. This law goes to show the role of women in the Nazi regime, they were encouraged to marry and expected to have lots of children. Women were discouraged from having a professional career. Only half of boys were members and only 15% of girls in 1933. By 1939 despite making them compulsory youth groups were in crisis. Group leaders were drafted into the army and older teenagers were running the movements. ...read more.

Conclusion

This meant the popularity of the organization was falling, more and more people were joining movements such as the Swing Movement and the Edelweiss Pirates. On the other hand the Hitler Youth loyalty was so strong that as well as millions fighting at the start of the war, there were people joining at the end when the war was lost, they were prepared to die for Hitler and their country. I believe the Hitler Youth Organisations were very successful. They built an army and were so close to winning the war. Although there were exceptions such as Pirates and the Swing Movement the loyalty that the organizations installed in children worked perfectly. "We felt important" said one Hitler youth when asked what was the appeal of the Nazi organizations. A sentiment held by millions of children all over Germany. The Nazis aim was to appeal to the younger generations so they strived to make themselves attractive as possible to children. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Germany 1918-1939 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Germany 1918-1939 essays

  1. Explain the nature and purpose of the 'Hitler Youth' movement.

    The media was the biggest means of entertainment in Nazi Germany and as propaganda ruled it, it was made hard to oppose the thoughts that were drummed into you. The Reich Chamber Commerce came about and this was to control and take over art, music, literature and films.

  2. What was the reaction of young people to the Hitler Youth/BDM ?

    force-HJ, Communication-HJ" which were of magnificent interest and attended the enthusiasm of the boys. Or where else could you go gliding while your anti-Nazi educated mates have to go to school? The Hitler Youth's main purpose was to strengthen the Youth for war and build up a qualified source of human young, fanatic fight 'material'5.

  1. Were the Nazis successful in controlling the lives of women and young people between ...

    they were being forced into being homebound when they could be out doing the things they enjoyed doing instead. Young people were also controlled by the Nazis in a variety of ways.

  2. How was Nazi foreign policy for the start of WW2.

    At first, Britain wanted desperately to tie down the Germans by having them become a member of the League of Nations. The British wanted any German aggression in the future to be punishable by international law. This way, it would be the world's problem if the Germans attached France, not just Great Britain's and France's, like in World War I.

  1. Hitler - WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE FINIAL SOLUTION?

    That men and women were not segregated. It also showed us how thin people were. Which was not surprising as we were already in formed that the Jews had only one hundred and eighty four calories per day to survive on one hundred thousand people died before the first train to Auschwitz.

  2. What was the purpose of the "Finial Solution"?

    on average, 13 people were put into a room, while thousands of people had no rooms at all". Historians still differ in views about when the "extermination of Jews" began. Some say it began as early as 1933, when Hitler was able to persecute Jewish people through Laws.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work