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In her first full-length nonfiction title since winning the Robert F. Sibert Award, Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores the riveting and often chilling story of Germany's powerful Hitler Youth groups.

"I begin with the young. We older ones are used up . . . But my magnificent youngsters! Look at these men and boys! What material! With them, I can create a new world." --Adolf Hitler, Nuremberg 1933

By the time Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, 3.5 million children belonged to the Hitler Youth. It would become the largest youth group in history. Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people. Her research includes telling interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members.

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"Bartoletti (Kids on Strike!) offers a unique and riveting perspective on WWII by focusing on the young people who followed Hitler from 1933 — 1945. The narrative primarily focuses on members of the Hitler Youth, but also profiles some of the group's dissidents and its Jewish targets. Hitler began his quest for dominance with young people, recognizing them as 'a powerful political force' and claiming, 'With them I can make a new world.' Bartoletti describes how the propaganda of the Hitler Youth attracted children: 'The overnight camping trips, campfires, and parades sounded like a great deal of fun,' said one 12-year-old. But the organization also emphasized loyalty to the Third Reich above all (including family — one eight-year-old, Elisabeth Vetter, turned in her parents to the Nazis). The author personalizes the war by placing identifiable individuals at the center of the events, such as Sophie Scholl, who moved away from Nazi ideas as a teen and in college joined the 'White Rose' group that published pamphlets detailing Nazi evils and urging resistance — a crime for which she and others were executed. Powerful black-and-white photographs testify to the lure and also the cruelty of the Nazis. Bartoletti's portrait of individuals within the Hitler Youth who failed to realize that they served 'a mass murderer' is convincing, and while it does not excuse the atrocities, it certainly will allow readers to comprehend the circumstances that led to the formation of Hitler's youngest zealots. Ages 7-10." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people.

About the Author

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, for children. Her fiction includes the novels THE BOY WHO DARED, Dear America: A COAL MINER'S BRIDE, and NO MAN'S LAND, as well as a number of picture books. She won the Newbery Honor for her nonfiction book HITLER'S YOUTH. A former eighth-grade teacher for eighteen years, Bartoletti now writes full-time and lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

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snowbunny_1127, February 19, 2014 (view all comments by snowbunny_1127)
I WOULD READ THIS BOOK AGAIN. IT LETS SEE THINGS THE WAY THEY HAD SEEN THEN AND IT TAKES YOU INTO WHAT THEY WERE THINKING AT THE TIME AND HOW IN IMPACTED THEIR LIFE AS OLDER ADULTS.
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brendanww2, March 25, 2012 (view all comments by brendanww2)
Amazing, Read it often. Made me see Hitler Youth as more of a Dystopian Boy Scouts.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439353793
Author:
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Publisher:
Scholastic
Subject:
History
Subject:
History - Europe
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - History - General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
National socialism and youth.
Subject:
Jewish children in the Holocaust
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Age Level:
12-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bartoletti (Kids on Strike!) offers a unique and riveting perspective on WWII by focusing on the young people who followed Hitler from 1933 — 1945. The narrative primarily focuses on members of the Hitler Youth, but also profiles some of the group's dissidents and its Jewish targets. Hitler began his quest for dominance with young people, recognizing them as 'a powerful political force' and claiming, 'With them I can make a new world.' Bartoletti describes how the propaganda of the Hitler Youth attracted children: 'The overnight camping trips, campfires, and parades sounded like a great deal of fun,' said one 12-year-old. But the organization also emphasized loyalty to the Third Reich above all (including family — one eight-year-old, Elisabeth Vetter, turned in her parents to the Nazis). The author personalizes the war by placing identifiable individuals at the center of the events, such as Sophie Scholl, who moved away from Nazi ideas as a teen and in college joined the 'White Rose' group that published pamphlets detailing Nazi evils and urging resistance — a crime for which she and others were executed. Powerful black-and-white photographs testify to the lure and also the cruelty of the Nazis. Bartoletti's portrait of individuals within the Hitler Youth who failed to realize that they served 'a mass murderer' is convincing, and while it does not excuse the atrocities, it certainly will allow readers to comprehend the circumstances that led to the formation of Hitler's youngest zealots. Ages 7-10." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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