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Disciplining Young People’s Emotions in the Soviet Occupation Zone and the Early German Democratic Republic

  • Juliane Brauer
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions book series (Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions)

Abstract

For the young people of the ‘Hitler Youth Generation’ — the vast majority of German children and youth who were in the Hitler Youth organization — the collapse following the Second World War entailed an identity crisis of great proportions. Many felt betrayed. Young people described themselves, and were described, as victims: they stood ‘on the ruins of (our) youth’; ‘twelve years have been stolen from us’; they felt ‘mentally disrupted’ and seduced by ‘satanic education methods’.1

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Young People Young Generation Youth Organization Folk Song Youth Leader 
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