Thursday, January 21, 2010

Working Bibliography

-Ericsson, Kjersti, and Simonsen, Eva. Children of World War II: The Hidden Enemy Legacy. Berg Publishers, 2005. Web. 20 Jan, 2010.
-Trueman, Chris. "Children of World War Two." Online Posting. Web. 21 Jan 2010.
-Fundamentalist Baptist Church. "How Did Hitler Control His Youth." Online Posting. Web. 21 Jan 2010.
-Wagner, Christopher. Hitler Youth: Mind Set. Online Posting. Web. 26 Jan 2010.

Research Prospectus: the affect that WWII had on Hitler's Youth

Research Question: How did World War II affect Hitler’s Youth? What caused the children to be the perfect race? Were they hidden from the rest of the world? Did Adolf Hitler have a positive or negative affect on them? Did Hitler leave a lasting impression on the children as shown in their life styles by the present day?
World War II affected several different people, including the children. When studying Hitler’s reign, you will find a lot of information about what he accomplished and the control he had. The main focus I would like to cover is how World War II affected Hitler’s Youth, also known as the children who were of the “perfect race”.
Adolf Hitler was a powerful man with a lot to conquer. The children, during this time, were majorly affected in several different ways. They were ripped out of school and were told that they were no longer equals. The children under Hitler were the “perfect race” and they were also told that anybody who didn’t look like them or believed the same way as them were snakes.
In this research paper, I hope to discover more knowledge, in depth, about what went on behind closed doors. I want to learn if the children of that time still lead a “perfect race” life. If now they still think that they are better then anybody who isn’t like them. I would also like to find out how all of this affected their everyday life.
I didn’t have many problems researching my topic. There is an abundance of information on World War II and Hitler’s reign. This was a huge topic in History. I did have success in finding videos that contained interviews of middle aged men and women who were kids in that time. In the interviews they were asked what they thought about all of it and how it changed them. There was one specific interview that I remember with a woman and she said that she was brought up thinking that her father and grandfather were heroes. But later found out that they were mass murderers.
I have found a lot of information on this topic. I might have to do a little bit of “digging” if I want to find out more specific, in depth information. Some information that was very fascinating to learn about and some information that almost brought me to tears by just reading it. Then I watched a few of those interviews and here comes the water works. It was so sad what Hitler did and I hate him for what he did. But then you have to look at it in another perspective and realize how powerful he really was and what all he conquered. This man did amazing things, yes they were awful and horrible, but he accomplished them without any trouble.