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ZDF | Hitler's Children | Sacrifice | Episode 5 (2005) 49 min.


Looks at the use of young boys from the Hitler Youth in front line action and the defense of Berlin near the end of World War II. Considers how they were conscripted and exploited, and also how, for many of them, the immersion in Nazi ideology and propaganda in previous years led them to hold strong beliefs about loyalty and dying for their Führer and country. Also shows instances of how they were involved in wartime atrocities, both willingly and unwillingly. Includes interviews with those who were boys at the time, who speak of their experiences, some of whom featured in newsreels being decorated by Hitler in his last days.