Happy Memories of Hitler Youth

Eric Muller translates a Das Bild article with elderly Germans' reminiscences about their happy days in the Hitler Youth. It's stunning stuff, and none more than this piece of work:

I didn't know anybody back then who was against it. Whoever was against it, like an uncle of mine, was immediately arrested.

But this one comes close:

There was absolutely no discrimination among the young people who were members of the Hitler Youth and the anti-aircraft helpers.

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One Response to Happy Memories of Hitler Youth

  1. David Margolies says:

    One of Eric’s commenters says the second translation is incorrect. He suggests it should be:

    “Any kind of discrimination against young people of the time, who were in the HJ or the Anti-Aircraft Auxiliary, is completely misguided.”

    which actually makes more sense.

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