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Education and Youth in Nazi Germany

The Nazis used two major institutions to achieve their aims; the school system and, in particular, youth
groups.

Education

In Nazi Germany education became merely a tool for the long-term survival of the Nazi system.
In 1933, Hitler expressed his views: "Your child belongs…

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November 1933: University teachers had to sign a `Declaration in Support of Hitler and the
National Socialist State.'
Students were forced to join the Nazi-controlled German Students' League.
Unfortunately, the Nazis' teachings were ineffective and it soon had adverse effects. The Nazi
leaders wanted to reverse its anti-intellectual stress, arguing…

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