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Susan Campbell Bartoletti - Hitler Youth

Hitler Youth

Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

  • AGES 12 - 14 
  • Genre Non-Fiction
"I begin with the young. We older ones are used up... But my magnificent youngsters! Look at these men and boys! What material! With them, I can create a new world." — Adolf Hitler, Nuremberg 1933By the time Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, 3.5 million children belonged to the Hitler Youth. It would become the largest youth group in history. Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people. Her research includes telling interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members.


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Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the author of picture books, novels, and nonfiction for young readers, including acclaimed titles such as The Boy Who Dared: A Novel Based on a True Story of a Hitler YouthThey Called Themselves the KKK: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group, and Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America; Black Potatoes: the Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 and Dear America: A Coal Miner’s Bride; Dear America: Down the Rabbit Hole. She has been awarded a Newbery Honor, both an ALA Robert F. Sibert award and honor, and an NCTE Orbis Pictus award and honor, among others.  She lives with her family in Eastern Pennsylvania.