The German Teens Who Rebelled Against Hitler
These adolescents, aged between 12 and 17, hang around late in the evening with musical instruments and young females. Since this riff raff is in large part outside the Hitler Youth and adopts a hostile attitude towards the organization, they represent a danger to other young people. – Nazi Party Report, Dusseldorf, Germany, July 1943
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The Pirates and the groups affiliated with them were labeled criminals by the courts of the era. In 2005, German officials officially relabeled them as resistance fighters and honored the surviving five members still in Cologne. The Edelweiss Pirates had fulfilled Hitler’s desire for German youths to be fearless and unwavering in the face of adversity. He just hadn’t anticipated it would be pointed in his direction.
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I suspect retreating to their “safe spaces”.
We have lost so much of our “national character” by soft living. I think of what my paternal grandmother did and I doubt that I could do it. I’m sure that 99% of today’s youth surely couldn’t. She was married at 12 on the docks in Germany, traveled the Oregon trail to a better life, fighting off indians and outlaws along the way, bore 13 children—many of who didn’t survive, and had her young husband die in his late twenties leaving her penniless when she was pregnant with my father. That was a courageous woman.
I’m hard pressed to see that spirit anywhere around today.
The Hollywood, Sports, and Rap “stars” play at being a bad ass. They are just cheap imitations of the real American spirit.
Dona Nobis Pacem
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