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I begin with the young. We older ones are used up . . . But my magnificent youngsters! Look at these men and boys! What material! With them, I can create a new world. --Adolf Hitler, Nuremberg 1933 By the time Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, 3.5 million children belonged to the Hitler Youth. It would become the largest youth group in history. Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people. Her research includes telling interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Hitler-Jugend Juvenile literature, National socialism and youth Juvenile literature, Jewish youth Germany History 20th century Juvenile literature, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Germany Juvenile literature, Jewish children in the Holocaust Juvenile literature