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Hitler Youth educational pamphlet to accompany a filmstrip about the campaign in Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2007.502.1.28

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    Brief Narrative
    Propaganda pamphlet to accompany a filmstrip that was shown to Hitler Youth groups to explain why Germany had to invade Poland on September 1, 1939. 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
    Der Polenkrieg [The War in Poland]
    Series Title
    Bildband fur die Schulung in der Hitler-Jugend [Filmstrip for Training in the Hitler Youth]
    creation:  approximately 1939-approximately 1940
    creation: Berlin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Gitlin
    cover, black ink : Der / Polenkrieg [The War in Poland]
    Producer: Reichsjugendfuhrung Presse- und Propagandaamt

    Physical Details

    Information Forms
    Object Type
    Study guides (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Small rectangular light brown 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 30 interior pages with single spaced educational text, including dates; some text is in bold font. The back page has a film image overview with numbers, 1-38, at the top and publication information at the bottom. There are 32 pages in total. It is bound with two metal staples.
    overall: Height: 4.750 inches (12.065 cm) | Width: 3.125 inches (7.938 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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