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Shortly after Hitler rose to power in 1933, his Ministry of Education decided to issue a series of “youth books” to explain Hitler’s story to young Germans. Today we know of two of these: Dawn of the Nation and the present volume, German Youth, Your Leader! Written in 1934 and aimed at 10- to 15-year-olds, this book offers an accurate, concise, and factual account of Hitler’s youth, early life, war years, and eventual rise to power.


The book combines basic, readable text with three dozen drawings by the renowned German artist known as Fips. Here, the black-and-white originals have been restored and colorized by a talented digital artist, Robert Penman.  The colors bring a compelling vividness and impact to the story, far beyond that which the original authors could have envisioned. The front cover is one such image.


German Youth, Your Leader! offers a striking and extremely rare look at how the National Socialists sought to educate their youth. The full original text has been expertly translated by Mildred Grau and edited by Thomas Dalton, PhD. Today, it is a story not only for German youth but for the youth of the world—indeed, for all those who want a true, unbiased story of Hitler’s life through 1933. It is a story for young and old, full of promise and inspiration.


  • German Youth, Your Leader! By the NSDAP Ministry of EducationTranslation of Deutsche Jugend, Dein Führer!  (1934)

    2023, paperback, full color, 86 pages.
    ISBN: 979-8986-7250-79

  • Introduction by Thomas Dalton                     

    Chapter 1:  Hitler’s Youth                                                    

                His Parents’ Home                

                History was his Favorite Subject    

                The Young Revolutionary     

                Alone in the World, Without Father or Mother  

                The Day Laborer

    Chapter 2:  Munich, his Second Home 

                The War Volunteer 

                For Conspicuous Valor  

                The War-Blinded     

                The Politician   

                November 9, 1923       

                Hitler in Landsberg    

    Chapter 3:  The Struggle for Power   

                The Organizer  

                Further Attempts at Suppression  

                Towards the Goal    

                The Speaker   

                The Imperial Chancellor     

                The Day of Potsdam     

    Further Reading        



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