Growing Up Female in Nazi Germany
Publication Year: 2006
Published by: University of Michigan Press
The publication of this study in English goes back in particular to the interest of Geoff Eley in seeing this project come to fruition. I would like to express my great gratitude for his unflagging support in its...
Beginning in the mid-1930s, the Hitler Youth emerged as the largest single formation of the National Socialist Party. It claimed to embrace all of German youth.1 The organization was headed by Baldur von...
CHAPTER 1: "The Path of the German Girl"
Contrary to what one would expect, the "Aryan"required an unprecedented degree of "pedagogical" influence in order to unfold his or her "natural" superiority. The 'members of the master race" were surrounded by an...
CHAPTER 2: A Thumbnail Sketch of the History of the League of German Girls
National Socialist organizations for girls came into being within the framework of the National Socialist youth organization, inside the women's associations, and later likewise as an alliance of National...
CHAPTER 3: Ideology and Practice of Organizing Girls in the League of German Girls
Writing in 1937 in a key publication that was to influence the ideology of the League of German Girls, Trude Burkner, Reich representative of the league, summarized the guiding ideals of National Socialist...
CHAPTER 4: A Study in Local History: Minden in Westphalia
On his trip through Germany in 1844, later immortalized in his book Germany: A Winter's Tale, the poet Heinrich Heine paid a visit to Minden. Then still ringed by moats and bastions, this small Westphalian...
CHAPTER 5: A Study in Local History: Wedding
On October 1, 1920, the Law on the Creation of the Unitary Community of Greater Berlin became effective; it spliced together eight cities, fifty - nine rural communities, and twenty-seven estate...
The point of departure for this study was to try to grasp the attempt between 1933 and 1945 to forcibly organize girls within a National Socialist organization external to the schools. The general question...
APPENDIX A: The Structure of the Hitler Youth
APPENDIX B: The Path of the German Girl
APPENDIX C: Interview Partners
Glossary and Abbreviations
Page Count: 306
Illustrations: 6 B&W photos, 2 Maps, 2 Tables
Publication Year: 2006
Series Title: Social History, Popular Culture, and Pol
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