Bartoletti, S. (2005). Hitler Youth. NY: Scholastic.
Bartoletti offers a unique viewpoint on WWII by focusing on the young people who followed Hitler. The story focuses on members of the Hitler Youth, but also profiles some of the group’s opposition and its Jewish targets. The author’s portrait of individuals within the Hitler Youth who failed to realize that they served a murderer is convincing, and while it does not excuse their actions, it certainly will allow readers to understand the circumstances that led to the formation of Hitler’s youngest followers.