How did the Nazis control the young

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  • How did the Nazis control the young
    • ways of indoctrinating/controlling young people were education; youth movements; propaganda and censorship.
    • indoctrinated  young people into the racial ideas of Nazism and make children loyal to Hitler
    • trained girls to be good Aryan  wives and mothers, and prepare boys to be effective soldiers
    • made young people “swift as a greyhound, as tough as leather, and as hard as Krupp steel”.
    • All teachers had to join the Nazi Teachers’ Association, which vetted them for political and racial suitability. By 1939, 97 per cent of teachers belonged to it.
    • Teachers had to go to summer school so they could teach Nazi ideas effectively. Pupils were encouraged to inform the authorities if teachers did not teach and support Nazi ideas.
    • Textbooks were rewritten, especially in history and biology, to promote Germany’s 'greatness',  Aryan ' supremacy' and anti-Semitism.
    • The curriculum in schools was altered to reflect Nazi ideology and priorities.
    • The importance put on subjects like chemistry and mathematics was reduced. By the end of the 1930s, religious education was banned.
    • Fitness was vital so children had at least five one-hour sessions of physical education (PE) every week, often for two hours per day.#
    • Boys mostly studied history, eugenics and PE. Boxing was compulsory. Girls primarily studied home economics, eugenics and PE.
    • Boys with potential to be future leaders were sent to special Adolf Hitler Schools  (Adolf-Hitler-Schulen or AHS in German). These were free boarding schools, run on military lines, for boys aged 12 to 18 years.


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