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S: Hitler Youth: Gottfried Huber's Story

FC: Hitler Youth | By Matt Waters | Gottfried Huber's Story

1: 1933 Adolf Hitler founded the Hitler Youth, (Hitler-Jugend) ready to draft millions of European children ages 10 and up. This was not long after he had become chancellor of Germany. | This poster to the right reads, "Youth serves the Fuhrer. All ten year olds into the Hitler Youth." At the time, all children were required to join. | Artifact 1

2: 1938 On April 20th, I joined the Hitler Youth. April 20th also happens to be Hitler's birthday. | Artifact 2 | Below is a picture of the group of people that I stayed with. | To the left is the uniform that I wore everyday as part of the Hitler Youth. It consists of this brown jacket, belt, etc. as well as a whistle attached which symbolizes leadership.

3: August 4, 1938 Dear Mother and Father, It's been a few months now and I am still having a lot of fun as a member of the Hitler Youth. I love serving Hitler and his brilliant ideas. Recently he announced, “You my youth, are destined to become the leaders of a glorious future world under the supremacy of our new Nationalist Socialist order.” I took this quote to heart that Hitler shouted to all of us, and I plan to carry out Hitler's plan. Love, Gottfried | April 27, 1938 Dear Mother and Father, I have been an official member of the Hitler Youth for a week now, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. As soon as I made the oath of eternal loyalty and received my dagger I felt so privileged to be a part of this organization. So far, I have just begun basic training including wielding my new acquired dagger which has been very exciting. I will write again soon to give you an update on my latest Hitler Youth activities. Love, Gottfried | This article is about the Nazis protesting the Catholic Church.

4: 1939 I now had to attend training each day which consisted of precision drills and small-arms handling. This picture shows some of the drills that were done. Members of the Hitler Youth at this time also had to help with the harvesting.

5: This article was about Hitler taking over a Jewish banker's house and turning it into a training camp for the Hitler Youth. | 1940 The term "Final Solution" was created, but was referred to as "the final solution to the Jewish question.

6: 1941 I became part of the Flying Hitler Youth ("Flieger"). This consisted of flying planes for the Hitler Youth. It was much easier getting the job having a high school education. | This is a DFS-230 glider which is what I was trained for months to fly and operate before I could use it. As part of the Flying Hitler Youth I became very familiar with this plane. | Artifact 3

7: February 12, 1941 Dear Mother and Father, I apologize for not writing for so long, but I have become very caught up in the Hitler Youth and Hitler's plans. I have recently been admitted into something called the Flying Hitler Youth which consists of flying planes under Hitler's orders. I still have a lot of flight training to do; however, before I actually get to enter battle in a plane. As soon as I make my first flight I will notify you immediately. Love, Gottfried

8: By now, Hitler had conquered most of Europe. More specifically, from the English Channel to Russia and from the tip of Norway to the coast of Africa. | 1942

9: 1943 This news article is about the Hitler Youth in general. It explains how Hitler serves as a role model to his "youth" and how the children are taught the militaristic lifestyle. Hitler also teaches the youth that they should be willing to give up personal desires and willing to die in battle for Germany.

10: 1944 On July 20, German military officers attempted an assassination on Adolf Hitler which had all of us in the Youth frightened for his life. | By late 1944, I had arisen much higher in the rankings of the Hitler Youth, being much older now, and have obtained the title of district leader. This came with the responsibility of commanding large amounts of men in a certain district. | This article is about the Nazis mourning for the Treaty of Versailles.

11: On August 22, I was shot and killed by a Russian soldier trying to advance on Hitler's bunker, where Hitler soon later committed suicide. | 1945

12: Works Cited "AP :: Images :: Home :: Editorial." AP :: Images :: Home. Web. 04 May 2010. . Brooks, Robert. "Nazi Posters: 1933-1945." Calvin College - Distinctively Christian, Academically Excellent, Always Reforming. Web. 04 May 2010. . Heck, Alfons. "A Child of Hitler." The Boston Phoenix. Web. 4 May 2010. . "Hitler Youth." ABC-CLIO Social Studies Databases: Login. Web. 05 May 2010. . Spielvogel, Jackson J. World History: Modern Times. Columbus: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2005. Print.

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