The Hitler Youth

The Hitler Youth was the only organisation during the Third Reich to bear Hitler's name. It was officially part of the tripartite education system, but it actually challenged both the parents and the schools. Membership was at first "voluntary", but after 1939 the Hitler Youth became an obligatory organisation and thereby the "state youth" of the Third Reich. 

The Hitler Youth consisted of: 

Deutsches Jungvolk (DJ) 10 - 14 year old boys
Hitler-Jugend (HJ) - Hitler Youth: 14 - 18 year old boys
Jungmädel (JM) 10 - 14 year old girls
Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM) 14- 21 year old girls
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