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Hitler Youth and German Girls League

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Hitler Youth and German Girls League
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.3

     challenging words:    anti-Semitism, swastika, bayonet, propaganda, grenade, dagger, educational, teaching, marches, belonging, prayer, caption, duty, mainly, report, trench
     content words:    Nazi Germany, Hitler Youth, German Girls League, Girls League, Mein Fuehrer, National Socialism, Nazi Party

Hitler Youth and German Girls League
By Sharon Fabian

1     In Nazi Germany, there were clubs for boys and girls. Most young people belonged to one of them. Hitler Youth was for the boys, and the German Girls League was for the girls. The clubs had athletic and educational activities, but they also trained the young people of Germany to believe in the Nazi ideas. At that time, with so many young people belonging, they were probably popular clubs. Today, Hitler Youth and the German Girls League are seen more as propaganda organizations that manipulated young people into joining the Nazis at an early age. Read the following information, and see what you think.
2     Boys between the ages of 13 and 18 belonged to Hitler Youth. They wore a uniform that included black pants and a brown shirt with the swastika symbol. They were awarded a little dagger with the inscription "Blood and Honor."
3     Hitler Youth participated in athletic activities designed to build up their strength. They went on marches that took several days with only army rations to eat. They also learned how to shoot a pistol. They learned to use a bayonet and to throw a grenade. They learned to read a map, dig a trench, and crawl under barbed wire.
4     They memorized a poem praising Hitler and a prayer addressed to "Mein Fuehrer" ("my leader" - Hitler).

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