Background: Philipp Bouhler was a leading Nazi with the rank of Reichsleiter. This book was intended as a brief textbook for school children on the history of the Nazi Party. The book’s dedication: “To the Führer and Former of Germany’s Future.”
The source: Philipp Bouhler, Kampf um Deutschland. Ein Lesebuch für die deutsche Jugend (Munich: Zentralverlag der NSDAP., Frz. Eher Nachf., 1939).
Forward: This book owes its origins to the Führer.
During a walk in the forest at the Obersalzberg in Fall 1936, the Führer said how much German schools needed a brief book that would give the German youth a picture of the battle of the movement.
In the following pages, I attempt to meet this need. May the book urge German boys and girls to do their duty, to increase their fanatic faith in their people, their nation and the Führer, whose heirs they will be.
They are the ones who will determine Germany’s future.
Rußdorf am Inn, Spring 1938
Introduction: German History
I. The Second Reich
II. The Great War
III. Germany in Chains
Chapter 1: Adolf Hitler
II. The Führer and his Movement
Chapter 3: Bavaria is conquered
Chapter 4: 9 November 1923
Chapter 5: The NSDAP’s Second Chance
Chapter 6: Munich — Nuremberg — Berlin: The 3 Cities of the Movement
I. From the Sterneckergäßchen to the Königsplatz
II. The City of the Reich Party Rallies
III. The Battle for Berlin
Chapter 7: Germany is Ours
Chapter 8: The Third Reich
Chapter 9: 6 1/2 Million People Come Home
Conclusion: The Victory of Faith!
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