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Routledge Revivals: Young Germany (1962)

A History of the German Youth Movement, 1st Edition

By Walter Laqueur


274 pages

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First published in 1962, this book examines Germany’s Free Youth Movement, a revolt of the younger generation in Germany from 1896 to 1933. This movement was one of the most significant factors in shaping modern Germany. Laqueur, who grew up in Germany, retraces the history of the movement, its central ideas, and its cultural background. He begins with its origins in 19th century, and goes on to examine the Jewish question, before moving on to the movement’s roots in Germany around the time of the rise of National Socialism in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. This book inspires all the ideas which continue to preoccupy proponents and students of generational conflict today.

Table of Contents



Introduction by R. H. S. Crossman

Part One

1. Romantic Prelude

2. The Beginning

3. The New Style

4. At The Hohe Meissner

Part Two

5. Metapolitics

6. Blüher and Wyneken

7. The War of the Sexes

8. Other Youth Movements

9 . The Jewish Question

Part Three

10. The First World War

11. 1919 – Left Vs. Right

12. Years of Disillusion

13. The End of The Beginning

Part Four

14. The ‘White Knight’

15. Ernst Buske and The Freischar

16. Panorama or The Bünde

17. Tusk or The Triumph of Eccentricity

18. National Bolshevism

Part Five

19. In Hitler’s Shadow

20. The Road To Ruin

21. The Post-War Period


Appendix: The Foreign Policy of The Bünde



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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany