Hitler Youth

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    • Hitler Quote about the Hitler Youth.
      • "The weak must be chiselled away. I want young men and women who can suffer pain. A young German must be as swift as a greyhound, as tough as leather, and as hard as Krupp's steel."
      • "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future."
      • "Every girl belongs to us."
    • Hitler Youth Boys.
      • Boys at 10, joined the Deutsches Jungvolk until the age of 13 when they transferred to the Hitler Jugend until the age if 18.
      • In 1936, the writer J R Tunus wrote about the activities of the Hitler Jugend. He stated that part of their "military athletics" included marching, bayonet drill, grenade throwing, trench digging, map reading, gas defence, use of dugouts, how to get under barbed wire and pistol shooting.
    • Hitler Youth Girls.
      • Girls, at the age of 10, joined the Jungmadelbu-nd and at the age of 14 transferred to the Bund Deutscher Madel.
      • Girls had to be able to run 60 metres in 14 seconds, throw a ball 12 metres, complete a 2 hour march, swim 100 metres and know how to make a bed.
    • Roles
      • The Hitler Youth catered for 10 to 18 year olds. There were separate organisations for boys and girls.
      • The task of the boys section was to prepare the boys for military service.
      • For girls, the organisation prepared them for motherhood.

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