The Social Impact of the Nazi State The Nazis and Young People Lesson aims: To be able to explain Nazi policy towards young people. Learning onjectives: • C:I will be able to describe Nazi policies for the young • B:I should be able to explain Nazi policies for the young • A:I could be able to evaluate the successes and failures of these policies Education for death • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU1LHe im_hA&feature=related • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0USg YKGqYU&feature=watch_response with subtitles Hitler Youth Camp • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdkg5s Pf-tk Hitler Youth Camp • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=betB1_u q4s8&playnext=1&list=PL3D4D72366980 DB3E Hitler Youth • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8UlviPp Tzs Education WHAT WAS THE HITLER YOUTH MOVEMENT? The Hitler Youth Movement Girls 10 – 14 Boys 10 - 14 League of Young Girls German Young People (DJV) (JM) •Learning Nazi ideas and songs •Athletics •Hiking and camping Boys 14 -18 Hitler Youth •Military skills •Cross country marching •Map skills •Map reading Girls 14 - 18 League of German Maidens •Domestic skills •Preparation for motherhood How did the Hitler Youth control the young? Why was the Hitler Youth so important to the Nazi’s? LEBENSRAUM CONTROL (living space for Germans) •CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE •MORE IMPRESSIONABLE •MOST LIKELY TO REBEL •GET TO PARENTS THROUGH THEM Hitler Youth Boys trained to be warriors to fight Aim To create a strong united Germany Where only Nazi ideas are allowed. Girls trained to be mothers After watching the video answer these questions: 1. What was Henry’s fathers reaction to him joining the Hitler Youth? 2. What happened to Jewish children in schools? 3. Describe some of the school lessons? What was the aim of them? 4. What did Henry say they encouraged the children to do in meetings? 5. What was the attraction of being a member of the Hitler Youth for young people in Germany? 6. Summarise how the Hitler Youth controlled young people. How did the Nazi’s use the Hitler Youth to control the young? • • • • • • • • They are more impressionable They are more likely to rebel Keep them busy Indoctrinate them with Nazi ideas Control their parents through Build a strong fit generation of Germans Prepare girls for motherhood Prepare boys to fight for Germany’s new empire (LEBENSRAUM) Did all young people join the Hitler Youth? • By 1939 there were 8.9 million 10-18 year olds • The membership was 7.3 million • So more than 1.5 million did not join despite it being compulsory. • Why not?