Education in Nazi Germany by Lisa PineEducation in Nazi Germany by Lisa Pine

Education in Nazi Germany

byLisa Pine

Hardcover | December 1, 2010

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Shaping the minds of the future generation was pivotal to the Nazi regime in order to ensure the continuing success of the Third Reich. Through the curriculum, the elite schools and youth groups, the Third Reich waged a war for the minds of the young. Hitler understood the importance of education in creating self-identity, inculcating national pride, promoting 'racial purity' and building loyalty.
Education in Nazi Germany examines how Nazism took shape in the classroom via school textbook policy, physical education and lessons on Nationalist Socialist heroes and anti-Semitism. Offering a compelling new analysis of Nazi educational policy, this book brings to the forefront an often-overlooked aspect of the Third Reich.

Lisa Pine is Senior Lecturer in History at London South Bank University. She is author of Nazi Family Policy, 1933-1945 (Berg, 1997) and Hitler's 'National Community': Society and Culture in Nazi Germany (2007), as well as numerous articles on aspects of the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
Title:Education in Nazi GermanyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.34 × 6.29 × 0.63 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1845202643

ISBN - 13:9781845202644

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Table of Contents

Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms
1. The Historical Context
2. Nazi Education Policy
3. The Curriculum and School Textbooks
4. The Nazi Elite Schools
5. The Hitler Youth
6. The League of German Girls

Editorial Reviews

Education in Nazi Germany provides this re-evaluation of childhood and education during the Third Reich and brings together, for the first time for an English reading audience, a complete text on the educational structure and pursuits of the Third Reich...Pine is methodical and extensive in her approach, covering everything from textbooks to classrooms, to propaganda songs to youth groups, all while drawing the reader's attention to the unsubtle changes imposed by the Nazi system on classrooms in the expanding Germany...Pine minutely examines the particulars of each aspect of the curriculum: mathematics, physics, physical education, history, and more...overall Education in Nazi Germany presents a refreshingly new thesis, at least for an English language audience, and fills a known void in ?ird Reich historiography