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What was Hitler's domestic policy on the 'Hitler's Youth'?

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Essay What was Hitler's domestic policy on the 'Hitler's Youth'? Education is to open closed minds to liberate the minds of the youth and of the ignorant. It is supposed to broaden your horizons and to make a person to be an independent thinker or thinkers. On the other hand in Nazi Germany their purpose for education was to close the minds, as the nazi minister of education said 'The whole purpose of education is to create Nazis.' From the year 1925 Hitler had slowly started to indoctrinate the education and had started to corrupt the minds of the young and filled them with Nazi ideas and beliefs. He also introduced a new subject called 'Eugenics'. This subject was taught in secondary schools, colleges and in universities. Eugenics is false science. It is about the selective prevention or encouragement of births for social, racial, or political ends. When promoting anti-nationalist measures, such measures are often hidden beneath rhetoric about freedom of choice or reproductive health. ...read more.

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This movement slowly taught the youth populations how to survive in a war type environment and also taught them militaristic displine and training in war games like shooting and hunting etc. The Hitler youth movement usually met once a week but slowly the number of days increased and the children had little or no time at home with their parents and many of them could not concentrate on their studies or complete their homework. Girls at the age of 14 were put under special training and were forced to join the 'young maidens' their primary goal in life was to produce as many as offspring as possible. In the young maidens the girls were taught how to prevent diseases and to prepare for motherhood. On this Hitler had remarked 'look at these young men and boys...with them I can make a new world!' Boys at the age of 6 were introduced in to the Pimpf (little fellows) ...read more.

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Kurt Piehl, former edelweiss pirate in Dortmund, wrote this following text around 1985. 'Did you ever hear about the "Edelwei�piraten" (edelweiss pirates)? They were loose bands of renegade youths during the nazi era in Germany, objected to the harsh drill of the Hitler youth. Some of them were outright Hitler-youth dropouts; others came from the so-called "B�ndische Jugend" (a scout-like movement), which had been a melting pot for young people with very different backgrounds before Hitler took power'. With conditions in German deteriorating through the war, they found more and more loopholes in the system, especially in the big cities alongside Rhine River. Living in bombed out houses, stealing and looting goods from freight trains and defending themselves against Gestapo, Hitler youth, and normal police with knives and guns they made a miserable yet nazi-free living.' The Nazis had succeeded in replacing the earlier form of youth groups by setting up their own groups, this lead to gangs emerging in the third Reich that opposed the movements. Which made the Nazis to intensify the displine in the youth movements to make sure no more of these gangs emerge. Sandeep Chodha 11sf. ...read more.

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