1914: An eager march into catastrophe
We located her at her home in La Jolla, California, and she almost hung up when we called, thinking we were telemarketers. At ninety-five, Schweitzer is an impressively sharp, brisk, and busy woman, who attends a weekly yoga class and still volunteers at the San Diego Museum of Man. She told us that in the spring of , when she had just turned fifteen and was failing Latin and math, her mother had her transferred to a new high school, where Melita became her best friend. They did their homework together, discussed literature, and exchanged confidences. I came from a more progressive, artistic family, and I was more of a loner, a listener and observer.
At first, Marianne and Melita agreed about politics. Gradually, these discussions erupted into serious conflict.
Melita joined the B. I was horrified. She persuaded me to attend meetings where Hitler would speak; her intent was to have me convert. She told me that I was not able to appreciate his greatness because I had Jewish blood. Eighty years later, Marianne recalls that she found this remark ridiculous. In , Melita suddenly disappeared. Marianne recalls being devastated that Melita had left without a word, and pressed Dr. Flashar, their favorite teacher, for answers. The Maschmanns, she explained, had decided that Melita needed more rigorous academic preparation for her Abitur end-of-school exam , and had transferred her to a boarding school.
In the memoir, Maschmann writes that they sent her away to curtail her Nazi activities. In the fall of , Melita reappeared to the Schweitzers, asking to renew the friendship. Their mother was also arrested, and was released after a week. Most of them wanted to remain in Berlin, but Marianne, remembering family friends who had visited from America when she was a child, had long dreamed about California. She and her father left for England in , and Marianne learned of the outbreak of the Second World War onboard an ocean liner to New York.
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Postage and packaging. This item will post to Germany , but the seller hasn't specified postage options. Indoctrinated in fascist ideology almost at birth, many were ordered to take up arms in and These boys did not simply take up armsmany did so with fierce joy. Hitler's "purest creation". Why did these young boys and adolescent embrace war? In explaining why his generation became such willing soldiers, Alfons Heck, a former member of the Hitler Youth who served as a sixteen year old on the western front, has pointed to the power of indoctrination.
Like most adolescents, Heck and his peers were eager to demonstrate their maturity by assuming what they viewed as adult responsibilities.
Hitler Youth, , Public Domain. During the s, Germany, like many nations, had a variety of youth organizations. These organizations had varied widely, with some of them being affiliated with political parties while others were associated with religious or secular institutions.