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Youth Resistance in Nazi Germany

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Designed for teachers instructing Grades 6-12.


The White Rose resistance group is perhaps the most well-known of the German resistance groups, but there were others created and led by young people in Germany, such as Edelweiss Pirates and Swing Youth. Learning about youth/student-led resistance counters misperceptions that the Nazi regime brainwashed German young people who had no choice but to conform, and instead demonstrates the agency and power they truly had.

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