Pre-University Paper from the year 2016 in the subject History Europe - Germany - National Socialism, World War II, grade: 13, , language: English, abstract: The following term paper deals with the life of children and youth in the Third Reich. Influenced by the National Socialism and Adolf Hitler’s ideologies of a “perfect German”, the youth was taught racism and Nazi ideologies. You can say they were brainwashed and they were educated to fight for their country in wars. The adolescents believed they were doing the right thing by joining youth organizations and going to Nazi elite schools, such as the Adolf-Hitler-School. What the youth was taught in those establishments back then seems unconceivable to us today. The young people were educated to become racists and warriors. They were even convinced that it was good to be that kind of person and Germany would be proud of them.
The central question I want to treat with this term paper is: How was it possible to control the mind of the German People and leading them to go to war?