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Nazi Ideology

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History: M.Lockyer 05th May 2008 ________________________________________________________________________________ The Nazis were not completely triumphant in their goal to control and influence young people in Nazi controlled Europe from 1933-1945. However they were very successful in influencing the youth at that time. They used methods of propaganda, indoctrination, education and youth movements to shape the identity of the youth of Germany. The Nazis managed over the years to massively increase the membership of the Hitler Youth, with 60% of Germanys youth enrolled in the Hitler youth by 1935. Indoctrinating children in National Socialist ideology was a key goal of the Nazi Party. Hitler and other nazi leaders thought that the indoctrination of children was critically important. When the Nazis came to power they divided the Hitler youth into a girls branch and a boys branch. ...read more.

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All subjects underwent a major change in schools. History and Biology were the worst affected. History was based on the glory of Germany. Children were taught that the German defeat in 1918 was due to Jewish and Marxist spies who had weakened the system from within. They were also taught that the Treaty of Versailles was the work of nations jealous of Germanys power. Biology became a study of the different races to prove the Nazi belief in racial superiority. In every subject teachers were expected to attack the lifestyles of the Jews as much as possible. Not all the youth succumbed to the brainwashing, propaganda and indoctrination by the Nazis and Hitler. One of the aims of the Hitler Youth was to introduce military aspects to the youth who would later be fighting for the Reich. ...read more.

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They had indoctrinated a large proportion of children who were mesmerised by the criticism of the treaty of Versailles and who were mesmerised by the national socialist movement. In schools a lot of children went along with the nazi curriculum because of fear. Hitlers public speaking attributes influenced the German youth and led them to believe the message that they were the new creators of a new strong Germany. This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ ...read more.

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