Educational System

education-cartoon“My program for educating youth is hard. Weakness must be hammered away. In my castles of the Teutonic Order a youth will grow up before which the world will tremble. I want a brutal, domineering, fearless, cruel youth. Youth must be all that. It must bear pain. There must be nothing weak and gentle about it. The free, splendid beast of prey must once again flash from its eyes … That is how I will eradicate thousands of years of human domestication … That is how I will create the New Order.” – Adolf Hitler

The systematic reform of Germany’s education system was started immediately after the coming into power of National Socialism. Education became much more ideologically driven during the Nazi years than in the past . The overall emphasis was on Nazi racial doctrines and physical education with far less emphasis on intellectual pursuits.

This had a dramatic effect on standards. There was a combination of a severe reduction of opportunities for girls, the distraction of the Hitler Youth, a shortage of trained teachers and the radical removal of standard educational practices that were replaced by severely biased political views of the world. All this reduced education in Nazi Germany to an elementary level.

The Educational Theory of Adolph Hitler
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Education
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“Gleichschaltung” under the Nazi regime
Göttingen University

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Education in Nazi Germany
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

LAW AGAINST THE OVER-CROWDING OF GERMAN SCHOOLS AND HIGHER INSTITUTIONS
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The Hitler Youth and the Indoctrination of German Children
About.com – European History

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NAZI Education: Curriculum
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Heredity and Racial Science for Elementary and Secondary Schools
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The Educational Principles of the New Germany:
What Schools and Parents Need to Know About the Goals of National Socialist Education
German Propaganda Archive

National Socialist Teachers League
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NAZI Education: Teachers
Historical Boy’s Clothing

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University education in Nazi Germany
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Resistance or Collaboration?:
The Turmoil of Universities in Nazi Germany
Robert R. MacGregor
Rice University

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