Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.
New York : Scholastic, 2005
IL 5-8, RL 7.2
ISBN 0439353793
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Bartoletti, in her Newbery award winning book, Hitler Youth deftly answers that troubling question, “How could so many young people follow such an evil dictator?” By using personal stories, she describes how the Hitler propaganda machine captivated the minds of young people. By giving their histories, the now older adults describe both the Nazi rallies and the devastation caused to the Jewish people. They also reveal the confusion they felt when they witnessed terrible acts done for the good of the “Fatherland.” The actual photographs of the young people make the reality of their stories more immediate.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2006-2007)
SUBJECTS:     Hitler Youth.
                        National socialism.
                        Youth -- Germany -- History.
                        Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
                        Jewish children in the Holocaust
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