I would like to draw everyone's attention to popular misconceptions of this kind.Ivan Ž. wrote:Also off-topic are tracks 2 (not HJ)...Tomahawk Films wrote:02. Jugend will marschieren! (HJ)
"Jugend will marschieren": Jugend = Youth; marschieren = marching. Most people instantly think that it has to be a Hitler Youth marching song and visualize a bunch of HJ boys singing it with swastikas on their arms - the same boys that would soon become soldiers and march off to war singing such tunes under helmets, carrying rifles. Well please don't think nor fantasize - but research, read, learn and always listen to the lyrics. The author of the song is Kurt Heise - a music teacher in the 216th girls' school in Berlin-Moabit and author of local-patriotic and hiking songs (Märkische Heimat- und Wanderlieder). He recorded the song himself with his school girls' choir (see the Telefunken scan) and another recording (the best known one) was made by an unknown children's choir (see the Electrola scan) under Johannes Müller. It is quite possible that the 2nd recording was also sung by young girls, since the boys' choirs were usually credited at the time as "Knabenchöre" (boys' choirs), while the term "Kinderchor" (children's choir) was used mostly for girls, or children in general (rarely for boys-only choirs). Voices are similar in both recordings. And youth is youth, it existed before and after Hitler, and marching is just a way of walking, it is not strictly military-related.
So what is "Jugend will marschieren"? A local-patriotic children's hiking song about the restless spirit of the youth, created by a girls' school teacher and sung originally by young girls. It's not a girls' song but it's also neither politics- or military-related.