The Edelweiss Pirates (Eidelweisspiraten) Julien St James

Hitler Youth

It all started here. For extracurricular activities, an option that was for Germain kids was being in the a Hiter Youth. Pretty soon Hitler banned any other clubs and made it mandatory for the country's children to get brainwashed into worshipping him.

Fortunately,

There were people that weren't cool with Hitler, and what he stood for, so they made a resistance group called the Edelweiss Pirates. They would gather together and behave in a manner that they knew would anger the local Nazi leaders. Because the Nazi Party required Hitler Youth members to wear a uniform that was semi-military, Edelweiss members wore more bohemian clothing, knowing that it would anger them. These rebellious adolescents would also sing songs that the Nazis had banned and played music that was also banned, such as jazz and blues tunes.

Swing Groups

The Edelwiess Pirates were mainly seen as coming from working class backgrounds, youths from more upper class backgrounds formed ‘swing groups’. They too engaged in what would have been perceived as non-Germanic activities, which once again involved the ways they dressed and the music they listened to. However, the regime’s stance changed during World War Two where it required explicit obedience to the state. This change from irritant to threat is best seen in a series of letters found after the war had ended. the Edelwiess Pirates were mainly seen as coming from working class backgrounds, youths from more upper class backgrounds formed ‘swing groups’.

They too engaged in what would have been viewed as non-Germanic activities, which once again involved the ways they dressed and the music they listened to. However, the regime’s stance changed during World War Two where it required explicit obedience to the state. This change from irritant to threat is best seen in a series of letters found after the war had ended.

Attention teenagers!

We're the most underrated group of people. People think that we're a bunch of immature kids waiting to move out of our homes. We need to show them that we're their future and be active in the world around us. Believe it or not, there is a world outside of any social media platforms you are addicted to. Make the world a better place!

1 Timothy 4:12 (NLT)

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr became a pioneer in the field of wireless communications following her emigration to the United States. The international beauty icon, along with co-inventor George Anthiel, developed a "Secret Communications System" to help combat the Nazis in World War II. By manipulating radio frequencies at irregular intervals between transmission and reception, the invention formed an unbreakable code to prevent classified messages from being intercepted by enemy personnel.

As a foreigner, a non-member of the military, and a woman, Lamarr's invention went largely ignored until the 1960s, when some dude scientists unearthed it and put it to use during the Cuban Missile Crisis (and probably took all the credit for it at parties). It's also basically the reason we have things like GPS, Bluetooth, and advanced guided missile technology.

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." - Proverbs 31:25

References

March, Eric. "15 badass women of World War II you didn't learn about in history class." Upworthy. N.p., 14 Nov. 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2017.

"Hedy Lamarr." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Winter 2017. Web. 13 Feb. 2017.

"Hedy Lamarr." Hedy Lamarr: Invention of Spread Spectrum Technology. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2017.

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