The Hitler Youth was an organization of the Nazi Party in Germany and was first created on July 4th, 1926 and ended in 1933. At the end Hitler had over 2,300,000 members. The Hitler Youth was a logical extension of Hitler's belief that the future of Nazi Germany was its children. The Hitler Youth was seen as being as important to a child as school was.After Hitler came to power, all other youth movements were abolished and as a result the Hitler Youth grew quickly. In 1936, the figure stood at 4 million members. In 1936, it became all but compulsory to join the Hitler Youth. Youths could avoid doing any active service if they paid their subscription but this became all but impossible after 1939.
Their motto was"Blood and Honour"; (Blut und Ehre) and their leader was Baldur von Schirach; Artur Axmann
Hitler had made it clear as to what he expected German children to be like: “The weak must be chiseled away. I want young men and women who can suffer pain. A young German must be as swift as a greyhound, as tough as leather, and as hard as Krupp’s steel.”