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Hitler Youth : growing up in Hitler's shadow / Susan Campbell Bartoletti.

By: Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Scholastic Nonfiction, c2005Description: 176 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.ISBN: 0439353793; 9780439353793.Subject(s): Hitler-Jugend -- Juvenile literature | National socialism and youth -- Juvenile literature | Jewish youth -- Germany -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Juvenile literature | Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 943.086/0835
Contents:
The bloody handprint: The murder of Herbert Norkus -- "For the flag we are ready to die": Hitler's rise to power -- "The brown pest": Organizing the Hitler youth -- "Where one burns books": A Nazi education -- "This thing about the Jews": Nazi persecution of the Jews -- "Muscle-tearing hard work": Preparing for war -- "Body and soul": The German war machine -- "Serving a mass murderer": The Holocaust begins -- "Long live freedom!": Hitler youth and resistance -- "Fanatical fighters": Hitler's boy soldiers, 1943-1945 -- "I could not help but cry." -- Conclusion -- Time line of the Hitler youth -- Author's note -- About the photographs -- Quote sources -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2006. | Newbery Honor Book, 2006.Summary: The story of a generation of German young people who devoted all their energy to the Hitler Youth and the propaganda that brought Hitler his power, and the youths that resisted the Nazi movement. "I begin with the young. We older ones are used up. But my magnificent youngsters! Look at these men and boys! What material! With them, I can create a new world."--Adolf Hitler, Nuremberg,1933. By the time Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, 3.5 million children belonged to the Hitler Youth. It would become the largest youth group in history. Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people. Her research includes telling interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-173) and index.

The bloody handprint: The murder of Herbert Norkus -- "For the flag we are ready to die": Hitler's rise to power -- "The brown pest": Organizing the Hitler youth -- "Where one burns books": A Nazi education -- "This thing about the Jews": Nazi persecution of the Jews -- "Muscle-tearing hard work": Preparing for war -- "Body and soul": The German war machine -- "Serving a mass murderer": The Holocaust begins -- "Long live freedom!": Hitler youth and resistance -- "Fanatical fighters": Hitler's boy soldiers, 1943-1945 -- "I could not help but cry." -- Conclusion -- Time line of the Hitler youth -- Author's note -- About the photographs -- Quote sources -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index.

The story of a generation of German young people who devoted all their energy to the Hitler Youth and the propaganda that brought Hitler his power, and the youths that resisted the Nazi movement. "I begin with the young. We older ones are used up. But my magnificent youngsters! Look at these men and boys! What material! With them, I can create a new world."--Adolf Hitler, Nuremberg,1933. By the time Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, 3.5 million children belonged to the Hitler Youth. It would become the largest youth group in history. Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people. Her research includes telling interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2006.

Newbery Honor Book, 2006.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Hitler's plans for the future of Germany relied significantly on its young people, and this excellent history shows how he attempted to carry out his mission with the establishment of the Hitler Youth, or Hitlerjugend, in 1926. With a focus on the years between 1933 and the end of the war in 1945, Bartoletti explains the roles that millions of boys and girls unwittingly played in the horrors of the Third Reich. The book is structured around 12 young individuals and their experiences, which clearly demonstrate how they were victims of leaders who took advantage of their innocence and enthusiasm for evil means. Their stories evolve from patriotic devotion to Hitler and zeal to join, to doubt, confusion, and disillusion. (An epilogue adds a powerful what-became-of-them relevance.) The large period photographs are a primary component and they include Nazi propaganda showing happy and healthy teens as well as the reality of concentration camps and young people with large guns. The final chapter superbly summarizes the weighty significance of this part of the 20th century and challenges young readers to prevent history from repeating itself. Bartoletti lets many of the subjects' words, emotions, and deeds speak for themselves, bringing them together clearly to tell this story unlike anyone else has.-Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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A former 8th-grade English teacher, Susan Campbell Bartoletti writes fiction and nonfiction for all ages. Black Potatoes is the winner of the ALA Sibert Award for Best Information book, the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Distinguished Nonfiction, and the SCBWI Golden Kite Nonfiction award. She lives with her family in Moscow, PA.

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