My Favorite Hitler Youth


    May 13, 1922, the inaugural meeting of the Jugendbund der NSDAP, the official youth organization of the Nazi party takes place. It would undergo several transformations until eventually becoming the Hitler Youth. By the time the Nazis came to power in 1933, its membership would stand at 2.3 million at the end of the year. Friedrich Karl Nischwitz was one of these. Eventually he would escape to the US and fight the Nazis as a US citizen. His story is told in My Favorite Hitler Youth.