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How did the Nazis affect the lives of young people of Germany in 1933?

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How did the Nazis affect the lives of young people of Germany in 1933? Hitler formed the Hitler Youth to teach the younger generation with Nazi ideas. He was trying to make German people who would serve the Nazi state, and go to war when asked. Before the rise of Hitler, schools in Germany were like any other school. All of the pupils learnt German, Math and Science. Along with many other subjects like History, Religious Education, Physical Education, Geography etc. In math they learnt about Pi, multiplication, long division and percentages. This was all about to change. Hitler had a plan. He knew that he needed an army although the only way of getting a large and powerful one was to have more new recruits. ...read more.

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They were similar to scouts although they were very violent in what they did. They went on camps that used a lot of team work and they also marched from place to place. Each boy got a uniform and could earn badges. In 1932 100,000 boys were in the Hitler Youth. By 1939 over 8 million had joined. This was now the biggest club in the world and continued to grow. There were only approximately 9 million people in Germany at the time and 8 million of them were enrolled into the Hitler Youth giving them a future with the army. Children respected Hitler and loved him. He was seen as a saint that re-built Germany for the better. ...read more.

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Many people objected to Hitler's ideas. Many teens formed groups called the 'swing' movement, Idelweiss pirates and the white rose group. They believed in freedom. They just wanted to have fun. They smoked and drank alcohol and then listened to American Jazz music. They would hang around the streets and graffiti the walls. Hitler hated these people who planned to ruin Hitler. He sentenced them to death. Laws were made so that teenagers could not smoke, drink or stay out late. He made a curfew for all teenagers and expected these rules to be followed out. So, Hitler and the Nazis affected the lives of many people and children through the media, with school books etc. Also with the Hitler Youth and camps. He made sure that German children were to learn the Hitler way and battle for Germany in years to come. ...read more.

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