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Letter Requesting Membership to the Edelweiss Pirates

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Introduction

Letter Requesting Membership to the Edelweiss Pirates 12 Blaustra´┐Że, Dortmund, 351 SBB. To The Edelweiss Pirates Dortmund, I am writing to request a membership for your gang. I would like to tell you how eager I am to join, as I am thoroughly fed up with life in the Hitler Youth. We have to go to Hitler Youth meetings every weekday evening and go camping one day every weekend. Some activities are rather enjoyable, although most can be painfully tiring. We are forced to run cross countries in the snow up hills with heavy rucksacks containing our camping gear on our backs. After running the cross-country we have to practice training with a rifle. ...read more.

Middle

These songs are very tedious. I would prefer to listen to some Jazz but the S.A man confiscated my radio and said we cannot listen to music by inferior races. I get awfully fed up when the S.A people tell me what I can and can't do. I feel like they are watching us all the time. I would like more freedom and to be able to express some of my own views rather than going along with the Nazi way of life. I hope this is what it will be like being a member of the Edelweiss Pirates. Since the Nazi Party has come into power all the things that we learn in school has also changed. ...read more.

Conclusion

In school we are made to believe the Nazi set of views and if we disagree we get detention. We have no freedom in our views. The teachers say it is a new way of teaching they were taught on summer camps. They say it is better because when pupils have their own views it causes trouble. After being a member of the Hitler Youth for a brief time I now know I no longer want to be part of such an organisation, and therefore would like to join your gang. Even though I enjoy some of the activities in the Hitler Youth, I get fed up with the relentless drills and strenuous cross-countries. I hope you will understand why I would like to join your gang and I look forward to meeting with you soon. Your friend, Klaus Metzelder ...read more.

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