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´╗┐How did the Nazis deal with young people Q1) why did the nazis want to control young people ? Hitler wanted to take advantage of the young people as they are the next generation of Nazis. Using the ideas of social Darwinism the nazis decided that the only most strongest and ruthless should survive. This was to be the Aryan race. The nazis would have to brainwash the german youth in every possible way. So that is what they did, they took over the lives of the german children and run their lives for them. if hitler wanted his future regime to be successful then he would have to control the lives of German children.Anyone who opposed Nazi beliefs and who remembered the kind of germany was like before the nazis came to power would be dead.The only way for this to be achieved was to brainwash them all. Hitler thought that if he was going to get them on his side he would have to do it when they are young. this is because younger people are far easier to influence than when they are adults. ...read more.


At school new subjects such as race science taught school children that germans were superior to other races and that all jews were to blame for germany's problems. In the key subjects such as History the nazi version of the past was taught. even in maths the problems solved were about how much fuel a bomber would need to attack enemy cities. Teachers who opposed these teachings were sacked. The biology lessons would have informed them that they were special being part of the aryan race as they were superior to other races. Q3) what were the attractions of the youth movements ( to young people)? Many young people were attracted to the Nazi youth movements by the leisure opportunities they offered. there were really no alternatives for them to go to. All other youth organisations had been either absorbed or made illegal. only half of all german boys were members in 1933 and only 15 per cent of girls. in 1939 membership of a nazi youth movement was made compulsory. but by this time the youth movements were going through a crisis. ...read more.


The pirates were mainly aged between 14 and 17, the reason for this is because Germans could leave school at 14 and didn't have to join the army until 17. At the weekend the pirates went camping. They sang songs just like the Hitler youth but they changed the lyrics of songs to mock germany and when they spotted bands of Hitler youth they sometimes attacked them. in contrast with the Hitler youth the pirates included both boys and girls. The pirate?s activities caused serious worries to the Nazi authorities in some cities. In December 1942 the Gestapo broke up 28 groups that contained 739 pirates. The Nazi approach to the pirates was different from their approach to other minorities. Sometimes they arrested them and sometimes they ignored them. In 1944 in cologne pirate activities increased. They helped to shelter army deserters and escaped prisoners. They stole armaments and took part in an attack on the Gestapo during which its chief was killed. The Nazi response was to round up all the ringleaders. Twelve were publicly hanged in November 1944. They were not political opponents of the Nazis but they resented and resisted Nazi control of their lives. ...read more.

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