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Hitler Youth instructional filmstrip with canister on the unjust peace of WWI

Object | Accession Number: 2009.404.4 a-c

Filmstrip titled Versailles und seine Uberwindung [Overcoming Versailles] with 39 images produced to educate Hitler Youth group members about the injustices done to Germany by the Versailles Treaty that dictated the terms of Germany's defeat in World War I. The Propaganda Office of the Reich Youth Leadership produced a series of 35mm filmstrips in the late 1930s, Bildband fur die Schulung in der HJ [Filmstrip for Training in the Hitler Youth]. The filmstrips were distributed to local Hitler Youth chapters to show at gatherings and to use as propaganda to recruit members and disseminate the teachings of 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
Versailles und seine Uberwindung [Overcoming Versailles]
Series Title
Bildband fur die Schulung in der HJ [Filmstrip for Training in the Hitler Youth]
creation:  approximately 1936-approximately 1940
creation: Berlin (Germany)
Object Type
Filmstrips (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen Glick
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:51:07
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