Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Date Information

2018

Department

Childhood Education and Care; History

First Advisor

Donna Seger

Abstract

Was the German public education system or the Hitler Youth more influential in the indoctrination of children in Nazi Germany? The German school system promoted a rhetoric built upon a Nazi ideological framework, with the end goal of having children passively think within that framework. In contrast, the Hitler Youth emphasized physical training and militarization as a critical component of the indoctrination process. Ultimately, both proved vital in the success of Nazi Germany’s re-education program and allowed for the full integration of youth into the Nazi State.

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