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10th gr. Global History/ Facing History and Ourselves: Hitler Youth

Research Question:

To what degree were Hitler Youth responsible for the Holocaust?    

 

German youth were also affected by the adult support of Adolf Hitler. Their parents, grandparents, other relatives, teachers, and others voted for Adolf Hitler and became members of the Nazi Party. But to what extent are Hitler Youth responsible for the events that would lead to the Holocaust? Did Hitler Youth play a significant role (or not) in the actual discrimination and violence that would take place? You will examine conformity and consent for Hitler Youth.

Required Resources:

Young People: For or Against the Nazis? History Today, p. 15-22

    This article is available through the EBSCO database. See Andrea for help.

Youth Rebels of the Third Reich History Today, p. 52-57

    This article is available through the EBSCO database. See Andrea for help.

Nazism in the Classroom History Today, p. 22-27

    This article is available through the EBSCO database. See Andrea for help.

Growing up in Nazi Germany: Innocent in a Guilty World History Today, p. 37-43

    This article is available through the EBSCO database. See Andrea for help.

The Burden of Hitler's Legacy, p. 85-98

     See Yolanda for the book.

Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler's Shadow, Chapter 7

     See Yolanda for the book.

Shattered Youth in Nazi Germany, p. 71-87

     See Yolanda for the book.