Weimar Youth and the World War

youthThe concept of ‘generation’ has made a comeback in historical research over the recent years. Ulrich Herbert’s Generation des Unbedingten is one well-received example, describing the ‘war youth generation’ (those born between 1900-1910) as one of the most vocal groups fighting against Weimar democracy and, later, serving as eager functionaries of the Nazi  regime.

Arndt Weinrich’s new book Der Weltkrieg als Erzieher. Jugend zwischen Weimarer Republik und Nationalsozialismus adds to this research trend by analysing the role of the memory of the World War in the Hitler Youth and other youth groups during the Weimar Republic.

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