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Hitler Youth educational pamphlet to accompany a filmstrip about the German conquest of northern Europe

Object | Accession Number: 2007.502.1.22

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    Brief Narrative
    Propaganda pamphlet to accompany a filmstrip that was shown to Hitler Youth groups about Germany's May 1940 offensive against Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. The pamphlet has numbered paragraphs that correspond to an image in the filmstrip. Filmstrips had no sound and the text would be read aloud when the film was projected. 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
    Flandernschlacht 1940 [Battle of Flanders 1940]
    Series Title
    Bildband fur die Schulung in der Hitler-Jugend [Filmstrip for Training in the Hitler Youth]
    creation:  approximately 1940-approximately 1941
    creation: Berlin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Gitlin
    cover, black ink : Flandernschlacht / 1940 [Battle of Flanders 1940]
    Producer: Reichsjugendfuhrung Presse- und Propagandaamt

    Physical Details

    Information Forms
    Object Type
    Study guides (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular, offwhite paper booklet with German fraktur text printed in black ink. The cover page has a large title and a smaller series title in the upper center; below is an inverted black triangle. There are 16 interior pages with single spaced educational text and 8 pages with image numbers, 1-37, with text to be read during the corresponding film projection; some text is in bold font. The back page has publication information at the bottom. There are 28 pages in total. It is bound with two metal staples. There is a diagonal crease across the cover. Variant of 2007.502.1.21.
    overall: Height: 4.750 inches (12.065 cm) | Width: 3.250 inches (8.255 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, metal

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    Conditions on Use
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Hitler Youth

    Administrative Notes

    The pamphlet was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007 by Susan Gitlin.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2024-03-06 09:05:39
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