• Hitler Youth
  • HJ
Type of Entity
Corporate Body

Dates of Existence



Hitler approved officially the establishment of the Hitler-Jugend on 1926-07-27 and placed under the Sturmabteilung (Storm Division). Between 1933 and 1945 that vast majority of German’s children were members of the HJ, the junior branch of the Nazi Party. Boys were taught the beliefs of National Socialism and trained for military service. Determining that by age ten children’s minds could be turned from play to politics, the regime inducted nearly all German juveniles between ages of ten and eighteen into its state-run organization. The result was a potent tool for the will of Adolf Hitler. When Nazi Germany finally surrendered on 1945-05-07, the HJ came to an end.


  • Founded in Germany.


  • Hitler Youth : The Hitlerjugend in War and Peace 1933-1945 / B.R. Lewis. – Staplehurst, 2000. – p. 9