The Hitler Youth: Origins and Development 1922-1945 by H. W. KochThe Hitler Youth: Origins and Development 1922-1945 by H. W. Koch

The Hitler Youth: Origins and Development 1922-1945

byH. W. Koch

Paperback | August 8, 2000

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H. W. Koch, himself a former Hitler Youth brings a unique sensitivity and perspective to the history of one of the most fascinating vehicles for Nazi thought and propaganda. He traces the Hitler Youth movement from its antecedents in nineteenth-century German romanticism and pre-1914 youth culture, through the World War I radicaliztion of German youth, to its ultimate exploitation by the Nazi party.
Title:The Hitler Youth: Origins and Development 1922-1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 9.02 × 6.06 × 0.83 inPublished:August 8, 2000Publisher:Cooper Square PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0815410840

ISBN - 13:9780815410843

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hitler Youth: Indoctrinating a Generation H.W Koch's The Hitler Youth: Origins and Development 1922-1945 takes the reader through a systematic history of an organization who's primary purpose was to indoctrinate Germany's future generations in the racial political philosophy that was National Socialism. The work is aimed at history students interested in the structure and function of the different levels of the organization. Koch dispels common beliefs associated with the Hitler Youth and explores the relationship it had with other groups during the rise and fall of the third Reich. This book is a must read for any student interested in this period of German history.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Throw-Away Generation Readers looking for sensational and macabre stories from inside the Hitlerjugend will not be satisfied by this book. This is a work for the serious student of history who wants more than just histrionics. Koch's thorough research and detailed description of the multi-generational development of 'Hitler's Youth' is chilling in its own right. Here is an account of the systematic and sinister corruption of millions of idealistic youth--culminating in an entire generation of 'throw-away' children for the perverted cause of the Nazi party.
Date published: 2001-01-08

Editorial Reviews

Koch, born in Munich, brings a personal perspective of a brief membership in the Hitler Youth to bear on the rise and fall of this sometimes tragic, oftem pathetic, organization. By diligent use of Nazi Party and Hitler Youth archives, Koch has fashioned the best treatment of the Hitler Youth phenomenon yet published in English.