German Children During The Holocaust

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It is January of 1933, Adolf Hitler has just been appointed chancellor of Germany. Unbeknownst to the families of Jews and Germans alike, their lives are about to change. Some families are hardly affected by this change, but for most German and Jewish households their everyday lifestyle will never be the same. The German and Jewish families will be separated by an ever growing empire that threatens to change the world. With all of the changes that are separating these two groups, one of the most immense differences is how their children will be raised. For German children, they will be raised as if they were tiny soldiers. They’re heads will be filled with propaganda and they will be forced to follow Hitler with unwavering loyalty. Starting at a young age, children are forced into learning about how Germans were the best race and the Jews as well as other “inferior” races were parasitic “bastard races”. Children were molded into soldiers that would be willing to sacrifice themselves for their country and the Fuhrer. Children would also join clubs such as the Hitler Youth or the League of German Girls, these clubs would train German …show more content…

Germans killed around 1.5 million children throughout the span of world war 2. Jewish children and other children can be categorized into five groups states the article Children During the Holocaust, “1) children killed when they arrived in killing centers; 2) children killed immediately after birth or in institutions; 3) children born in ghettos and camps who survived because prisoners hid them; 4) children, usually over age 12, who were used as laborers and as subjects of medical experiments; and 5) those children killed during reprisal operations or so called anti partisan operations.” These Jewish children were not treated as humans, they were treated as garbage to the Germans and were subsequently

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