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Hitler Youth educational filmstrip with lidded canister about the war in Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2007.502.1.2 a-c

Propaganda filmstrip shown to Hitler Youth groups to explain why Germany had to invade Poland on September 1, 1939. The Propaganda Office of the Reich Youth Leadership produced a series of 35mm filmstrips in the late 1930s for distribution to Hitler Youth chapters. They were shown at gatherings and used to recruit and indoctrinate members in the ideology of Hitler and the Nazi Party. On December 1, 1936, the Reich Youth Leadership, under Baldur von Schirach, became an autonomous organization accountable only to Hitler. Membership in the Hitler Youth became mandatory on March 25, 1939.

Artwork Title
Der Polenkrieg W 13 [The War in Poland]
Series Title
Bildband fur die Schulung in der HJ [Filmstrip for Training in the HJ]
approximately 1939  (creation)
creation : Berlin (Germany)
Object Type
Filmstrips (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Gitlin
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:22
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