Flashcards in Nazi Policies Towards the Young Deck (19):
What were the two ways in which the Nazis attempted to get young people to be loyal to Nazi ideals?
Through education and the Hitler Youth
Did boys and girls go to the same school?
No, girls and boys had separate schools
What did teachers have do in order to be allowed to teach?
- Swear an oath of loyalty to Hitler
- Join the Nazi Teachers' League
- Promote Nazi ideals in the classroom
How were textbooks adapted by the Nazis?
- The were rewritten to fit the Nazi version of history
- They promoted racial purity
What became a standard text in schools?
What was the main aim of the curriculum?
To prepare students for their future roles in society.
What did the Nazis want men to be?
Healthy, fit and strong - and prepared for military service
What did the Nazis want women to be?
Good mothers and home keepers
What percentage of a boy's school day was devoted to PE?
15 per cent
What sort of things were girls taught in schools?
Needlework, cookery, home craft
What did lessons begin and end with?
The 'Heil Hitler' salute
What might you learn in geography?
About how Germany was surrounded by hostile countries
What might you learn in History?
- The evils of communism
- How Jews were responsible for the highly unfair Treaty of Versailles
At what age could boys join the Hitler Youth?
What group could boys join between 6 and 14?
The Pimpf (Little Fellows)
What sort of activities did boys do in the Pimpf?
Camping and hiking
What sort of activities did boys do in the Hitler Youth (Hitler Jungvolk)?
Military training (how to fire a rifle), read Mein Kampf, sports competitions
When did membership of the Hitler Youth become compulsory?