The History Place - Hitler Youth


The Hitler Youth was written by Philip Gavin, founder and publisher of The History Place ( The accompanying photo displays, captions and audio clips were also compiled by Mr. Gavin. The Hitler Youth was first posted on The History Place Web site on September 20, 1999.

Published works by Mr. Gavin (Bachelor of Arts: Northeastern University; Master of Science: Boston University) include World War II in Europe (Lucent Books, 2004), and The Fall of Vietnam (Lucent Books, 2003).

Mr. Gavin has also written a complete history of Adolf Hitler comprising 62 chapters which appears elsewhere on this Web site.
Part I - The Rise of Adolf Hitler
Part II - The Triumph of Hitler
Part III - The Defeat of Hitler

Selected Hitler Youth Bibliography

For your convenience, links are provided to (if available) should you wish purchase the books (or videos) to learn more about the Hitler Youth and Nazi Germany. The books and videos might also be available at your neighborhood bookshop or local library.

Books: Alphabetical by Author

Hitler: A Study in Tyranny by Alan Bullock - Konecky & Konecky, New York, 1999.

An Illustrated History of the Gestapo by Rupert Butler - Motorbooks International, Wisconsin, 1993.

Hitler’s Young Tigers by Rupert Butler - Sheridan Book Co., London, 1986.

Gestapo: Instrument of Tyranny by Edward Crankshaw - Da Capo Press, New York, 1994.

Dictionary of the Holocaust: Biography, Geography and Terminology by Eric Joseph Epstein and Philip Rosen - Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 1997.

The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership by Joachim C. Fest - Pantheon Books, New York, 1970.

The Holocaust by Jack R. Fischel - Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, Conn., 1998.

Nazi Germany: A New History by Klaus P. Fischer - Continuum Publishing, New York, 1995.

The Life and Death of Nazi Germany by Robert Goldston - Fawcett Books, Greenwich, Conn., 1967.

Hitler's SS by Richard Grunberger - Dorset Press, New York, 1993.

A Child Of Hitler by Alfons Heck - Renaissance House, Frederick, Colorado, 1985.

A Hitler Youth in Poland by Jost Hermand - Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Illinois 1997.

Children of the Swastika by Eileen Heyes - Milbrook Press, Brookfield, Connecticut, 1993.

Of Pure Blood by Marc Hillel & Clarissa Henry - McGraw-Hill, New York, 1976.

The Hitler Youth by H.W. Koch - Barnes & Noble Books, 1996.

Nazism: A Documentary Reader (The Rise to Power 1919-1934) - J. Noakes, G. Pridham, ed. - University of Exeter Press, UK, 1995.

Nazism: A Documentary Reader (State, Economy and Society 1933-1939) - J. Noakes, G. Pridham, ed. - University of Exeter Press, UK, 1995.

Nazism: A Documentary Reader (Foreign Policy, War and Racial Extermination) - J. Noakes, G. Pridham, ed. - University of Exeter Press, UK, 1995.

Himmler by Peter Padfield - MJF Books, New York, 1997.

Hitler's Children: The Hitler Youth and the SS by Gerhard Rempel - Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1989.

Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941 William L. Shirer - Knopf, New York, 1941.

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer - Simon & Schuster, New York, 1990.

Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography by John Toland - Anchor Books, New York, 1991.

Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne - Barnes & Noble Books, New York, 1995.

The SS, Alibi of a Nation, 1922-1945 by Gerald Reitlinger - Da Capo Press, New York; 1989.

Encyclopedia of the Third Reich by Louis L. Snyder - Marlowe & Co., New York, 1997.

American Heritage New History of World War II by C. L. Sulzberger, Stephen Ambrose - Viking, New York, 1997.

Who's Who in Nazi Germany by Robert S. Wistrich - Routledge, New York, 1995.

The Third Reich/Time-Life Books: The New Order by the Editors of Time-Life Books - Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1991.

The Third Reich/Time-Life Books: The SS by the Editors of Time-Life Books - Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia; 1991.

Page One: The Front Page History of World War II as presented in the New York Times - Galahad Books, New York, 1996.

Videos: Alphabetical by Title

Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler - BBC-A&E Television, 1989.

Hitler's Henchmen: Schirach the Corrupter of Youth - (Guido Knopp) ZDF Television 1996.

Hitler: The Whole Story - (Guido Knopp) ZDF Television, 1995.

The Last Days - HBO Television, 1998.

Liberation of the Camps - Channel 4-Discovery Channel, 1994.

War of the Century - (Laurence Rees) BBC Television, 1999.

World at War - (Jeremy Issacs) Thames Television, 1972.

Photo Credits

All of the photos were obtained from the U.S. National Archives, Library of Congress, and Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive).

Related (external) Web Sites
Nuremberg War Crimes Page at Yale University
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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