Heroic stories taught to indoctrinate Hitler Youth?

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Heroic stories taught to indoctrinate Hitler Youth?

Post by Cult Icon » 29 Mar 2021 15:14

What were the stories taught to Hitler Youth in order to convince them that dying for the Reich was a good thing?

The importance of these stories- as well as the Worchenshau/Nazi controlled media- are mentioned in several interviews with SS Panzer division HJ youths. One of the most important stories was that of Langemarck.

1:36: Hitler visiting Langemarck, one of the stories about the "best" of the youth sacrificing themselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilFaWck386E

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Post by Hans1906 » 30 Mar 2021 12:38

The magazine of the time was "Die HJ - das Kampfblatt der Hitler-Jugend"
The magazine Die HJ - das Kampfblatt der Hitler-Jugend was the most important youth medium of the NSDAP. In the National Socialist German Reich - like the Hitler Youth (HJ) in general - it had the task, within the framework of the party, of guaranteeing the "ideological orientation" and system-compliant will formation of the youth and thus securing the rule of the NSDAP for the more distant future as well.
Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_HJ

In my personal collection there are no issues of the magazine of that time, only hundreds of original photos of the HJ.
I advise you to go on a search for clues, this will lead you to further insights, very sure.


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P.S. Please look also at the link: "Jugendliteratur im nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Reich":
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugendlit ... chen_Reich

The mass of propaganda photos of the time is overwhelming, most of this exellent stuff.
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Post by Helly Angel » 31 Mar 2021 01:18

I will never forget the first movie of the time that I saw on the subject: "SA Mann Brandt" where Erik, the boy from the HJ friend of the protagonist, was mortally wounded by a communist in a political rally in 1932, on his deathbed, next to his mother and Brandt, he waved his arm raised and said "Now I can go with the Führer." Super pathetic and propaganda. A decade later, the actor who played the boy, fell in combat with the plane where he was a crew, on the French coast.

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Re: Heroic stories taught to indoctrinate Hitler Youth?

Post by Hans1906 » 01 Apr 2021 18:58

Helly, looking at the very many photos from these years, it makes me sick nowadays.

My mother, born in the year 1933, Ingrid was never even able to look at all these photos a single time,
when the old lady saw young and smiling young German soldiers marching against the East, my mother could not bear these pictures and films.

She always ran out of the room when such pictures were shown over and over again.

I understand today that my mother was traumatized, the memories never let go of the lady, her own memories were too terrible.
Only today do I begin to understand what it must have been like for a little girl at the young age of just ten to experience all that.

Only decades later it became clear to me why the mother always ran away, all her life.
It is hard, the lady is no longer with us for a long time, sometimes I think of her happy child years in a
Sudetenland, that connects us with each other...

And I am very thankful that the mother never experienced all the nasty details, that's a mercy for such a little gal.


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Re: Heroic stories taught to indoctrinate Hitler Youth?

Post by Cult Icon » 03 Apr 2021 14:20

1941 film "Stukas" - glorifying combat. The whole film is on youtube if one searches for it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stukas_(film)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rpNxkZ0QMk

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Post by Helly Angel » 03 Apr 2021 14:50

Terrible Hans! Terrible experiences. I hope Ingrid has found the peace and love that every human being deserves.

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Re: Heroic stories taught to indoctrinate Hitler Youth?

Post by Hans1906 » 03 Apr 2021 17:21

Helly,

The trip back to the Sudetenland with my mother was her dearest wish, Ingrid wanted to show me the dreamland of her childhood years, the beautiful landscape, the secluded villages, the people, everything.
It was too much for the mother, she looked for the former places, the places of her own memory.

The lady remembered everything at that time, even the small tank in the garden of the house, in which the children bathed, the parking space for the father's Polish SUV in the RAD at that time, everything, everything returned within minutes.

The later escape was never her topic, she never talked about all that, she had repressed it.
She fled from her memories to the Seychelles, and eventually took all the memories with her to her grave here in Germany.

It was probably important to her to find her final resting place here in Germany, I understand that very well.
Should I believe an ancient man, I have no answer, the "human torches" of the burned victims, these I even believe, the revenge is worse than anything, but also be , if one remembers how the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS has previously acted.


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