This rare German educational film from the WWII era shows civil defense training activities of the Hitler Youth (German: Hitlerjugend ), the youth organization of the Nazi Party in Germany. Its origins dated back to 1922. It includes paramilitary training on the use of gas masks, rendering first aid, fire fighting and so on. From 1933 until 1945, it was the sole official youth organization in Germany and was partially a paramilitary organization; it was constituted of the Hitlerjugend proper for male youth aged 14 to 18, the Deutsches Jungvolk (German Youth) for younger boys, and the League of German Girls. The organization indoctrinated a generation of German youth with principles of obedience to the state and authority, and can be seen as one of the mechanisms that allowed the Nazis to perpetrate their cause.
With the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945, the organization de facto ceased to exist. On 10 October 1945, it was outlawed by the Allied Control Council along with other Nazi Party organizations. Under Section 86 of the German Criminal Code, the Hitler Youth is an "unconstitutional organisation" and the distribution or public use of its symbols, except for educational or research purposes, are not permitted.
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