Hitler's children : the Hitler Youth and the SS / Gerhard Rempel.

By: Rempel, GerhardMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1989Description: xii, 354 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0807818410 (alk. paper); 9780807818411 (alk. paper); 0807842990; 9780807842997Subject(s): Hitler-Jugend | Waffen-SS | Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Schutzstaffel | Germany Hitler-Jugend, 1933-1945Additional physical formats: Online version:: Hitler's children.DDC classification: 943.086 LOC classification: DD253.5 | .R4 1989Other classification: 15.70
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. The formation of a generational alliance -- 3. Unifiers, delinquents, enforcers -- 4. Policeboys, informers, rebels -- 5. Peasants, farmers, warriors -- 6. Imperialists, colonists, exploiters -- 7. Contestants, boxers, combatants -- 8. Pied pipers for an elite -- 9. The final sacrifice -- 10. Conclusion
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Bibliography: p. 321-345.

Includes index.

1. Introduction -- 2. The formation of a generational alliance -- 3. Unifiers, delinquents, enforcers -- 4. Policeboys, informers, rebels -- 5. Peasants, farmers, warriors -- 6. Imperialists, colonists, exploiters -- 7. Contestants, boxers, combatants -- 8. Pied pipers for an elite -- 9. The final sacrifice -- 10. Conclusion

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That the Hitler Youth and the SS were closely aligned in the Third Reich had always been assumed. Rempel has marshaled an enormous amount of data based on original research to prove the accepted position. The data is grouped loosely in a series of chapters that show how this unholy alliance developed and how it led to the horrible "children's crusade" of the last days of the war. The facts are all there and the thesis clearly stated, but this is a book flawed conceptually and stylistically. The thesis is not developed systematically but rather the facts are allowed to speak for themselves. The narrative is so cluttered with factual detail and acronyms that it is easy to lose sight of the main theme of the book. Rempel's book is a must for graduate libraries because of its wealth of detail and its bibliography, but Peter Stachura's The German Youth Movement, 1900-1945 (CH, Oct '81) is still quite adequate for undergraduate collections. -C. R. Lovin, Western Carolina University

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