Saturday, April 26, 2008

German Children Playing "Concentration Camp"

While reading Peter Fritzsche's new book Life and Death in Nazi Germany, I came across a reference to children in Munich incorporating a concentration camp into their games. That I had to look up, and I've now added the April 1933 article titled "The New Game: The S.A. Cleans up the Liebknecht House," which was the Communist Party's headquarters in Berlin. The picture below shows their makeshift concentration camp.

The article is a good example of how quickly Nazi ideology penetrated German society. This issue appeared only ten weeks after Hitler had taken power.

1 comment:

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