Note 018
by Joachim C. Fest

18 Initially the Hitler Youth recruited particularly from among sons of workers and, in lesser measure, low-rank white-collar workers in the large towns. According to its own statistics, in 1931-2 the Hitler Youth was composed of 69 per cent young workers and apprentices, 10 per cent commercial tradesmen, and 12 per cent secondary school students. It was then called the 'Greater German Youth Movement' and at the Weimar Party Congress in 1926 its name was changed to 'Hitler Youth Bund of German Labour Youth', at the suggestion of Julius Streicher. See further, and on the history and structure of the Hitler Youth generally, Arno Klonne, Hitlerjugend.

From Chapter 18, Baldur von Schirach , Part 3 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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