Hitler Youth (Hardcover)
Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
Scholastic Nonfiction, 9780439353793, 176pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2005
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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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Praise For Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow …
* "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....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." -- School Library Journal, starred review
* “The handsome book design, with stirring black-and-white historical photos on every double-page spread, will bring in readers and help spark deep discussion..." --Booklist, starred review
* "With clarity and apt quotation (scrupulously sourced), Bartoletti takes readers from the prewar beginnings of Hitler Youth, through its significant role in gaining Hitler the government, to its ultimate position as a feeder for the German war machine….The power of the account is matched by the many period candid and propaganda photographs, well-married to the text by strong captions and placement and an unobtrusive but period-evocative Art Deco page design." -- The Horn Book , starred review