That story begins more than 20 years earlier with the formation of the hitler youth birthed in its first incarnation in 1922 and officially christened the hitlerjugend (hitler youth) in 1926, this was the only official youth group of the nazi party by 1939, official became mandatory, increasing the group's ranks to some 8 million and leaving just a tiny fraction of eligible members who managed not to join despite immense social and legal pressure.
Shaping the future: indoctrinating youth these boys and girls enter our organizations [at] ten years of age, and often for the first time get a little fresh air after four years of the young folk they go on to the hitler youth, where we have them for another four years .
Hitler attempted indoctrination of the youth in many ways: through the hitler youth, education and propaganda indoctrination of youth organisations stephen j lee confirms this by stating that, ' indoctrination as a long-term process could be most effectively applied to germany's youth .
The hitler youth are one of the most evocative nazi organisations, visibly and effectively representing a regime that wanted to remake the whole of german society into a brutal, cold, quasi-medieval new world and were willing to start by brainwashing children. Leaders sought to integrate boys into the nazi national community and to prepare them for service as soldiers in the armed forces or, later, in the ss in 1936, membership in nazi youth groups became mandatory for all boys and girls between the ages of ten and seventeen.
Youth organizations the hitler youth and the league of german girls were the primary tools that the nazis used to shape the beliefs, thinking and actions of german youth.
Ebel was just one of millions of young germans whose lives were changed by the hitler youth—a group designed to indoctrinate kids into hitler’s ideology, then send them off to war a group of boys leaving camp for a hike at a hitler youth summer camp in berlin, 1933. The members of the hitler youth were viewed as ensuring the future of nazi germany and were indoctrinated in nazi ideology, including racism the hitler youth appropriated many of its activities of the boy scout movement (which was banned in 1935), including camping and hiking however, over time it changed in content and intention.