QUESTION: Alternative Youth Culture in Nazi Germany

question / pregunta: 

I'm looking for sources on the edelweiss piraten, a youth group that tried to create an alternative to the Hitler Youth, and i'm also looking for any youth groups or actions in nazi germany that were confronting nazism with the actions of their everyday lives, thanks!

Answers

Hi, thanks for your question! Here's one article from the journal History Teacher that might be helpful:

Author: Pagaard, Stephen.
Title: TEACHING THE NAZI DICTATORSHIP: FOCUS ON YOUTH.
Citation: History Teacher 2005 38(2): 189-207. ISSN: 0018-2745

Also, below are some relevant books & videos. I'll be happy to send you this list in a more readable format, if you e-mail me at [email protected]

  1. Book Teenage : the creation of youth culture /
    Author: Savage, Jon.
    Publication: New York : Viking, 2007
    Document: English : Book Internet Resource Internet Resource
    Libraries Worldwide: 757 (WorldCat)
  2. Book: When truth was treason : German youth against Hitler : the story of the Helmuth Hübener Group /
    Author: Holmes, Blair.; Keele, Alan Frank.
    Publication: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1995
    Document: English : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 659 (WorldCat)
  3. Book: Young heroes in world history /
    Author: Berson, Robin Kadison.
    Publication: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999
    Document: English : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 332 In your library Georgia Southern University
    (WorldCat)
  4. Book: Jugendliche gegen Hitler : die Helmuth Hübener Gruppe in Hamburg, 1941-42 /
    Author: Schnibbe, Karl-Heinz.; Holmes, Blair.; Keele, Alan Frank.
    Publication: Berg am See : Verlagsgemeinschaft Berg, 1991
    Document: German : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 52 (WorldCat)
  5. Book: Hübener vs Hitler : a biography of Helmuth Hübener, Mormon teenage resistance leader /
    Author: Dewey, Richard Lloyd.
    Publication: Provo, Utah : Academic Research Foundation, 2003
    Document: English : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 36 (WorldCat)
  6. Book: Jugendwiderstand im Krieg : die Helmuth-Hübener-Gruppe 1941/1942 /
    Author: Sander, Ulrich, 1941-
    Publication: Bonn : Pahl-Rugenstein, 2002
    Document: German : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 23 (WorldCat)
  7. Visual Material: Truth & conviction the Helmuth Hübener story /
    Author: McFarland, Rick.; Whitaker, Matt., and others Publication:
    [American Fork, Utah] : Covenant Communications, 2002
    Document: English : Visual Material : Videorecording : VHS tape VHS tape
    Libraries Worldwide: 12 (WorldCat)
  8. Visual Material: Truth & conviction the Helmuth Hübener story /
    Author: McFarland, Rick.; Whitaker, Matt., and others Publication:
    [American Fork, Utah] : Covenant Communications, 2002
    Document: English : Visual Material : Videorecording : DVD video DVD
    video
    Libraries Worldwide: 12 (WorldCat)
  9. Book: The boy who dared /
    Author: Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.
    Publication: New York : Scholastic Press, 2008
    Document: English : Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience
    Libraries Worldwide: 3 (WorldCat)
  10. Book: Helmuth Hübener /
    Author: Sander, Ulrich, 1941-
    Publication: Berlin : Union Verlag, 1985
    Document: German : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 3 (WorldCat)
  11. Visual Material: Truth & conviction the Helmuth Hübener story.
    Author: McFarland, Rick.; Whitaker, Matt., and others Publication:
    [American Fork, Utah] : Covenant Communications, 2002
    Document: English : Visual Material : Videorecording : DVD video DVD
    video
    Libraries Worldwide: 3 (WorldCat)
  12. Book: Helmuth Hübener : 17 Jahre, Verwaltungslehrling, hingerichtet 1942 in Berlin : nach einem
    Manuskript von Ulrich Sander /
    Author: Werder, Rosemarie.; Sander, Ulrich,; Zorn, Gerda.
    Publication: Hamburg : VVN-Bund der Antifaschisten, Geschichtskommission,
    1980
    Document: German : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 4 (WorldCat)
  13. Book: Teenage : the creation of youth culture /
    Author: Savage, Jon. Publication: New York : Viking, 2007
    Document: English : Book Internet Resource Internet Resource
    Libraries Worldwide: 5 (WorldCat)
  14. Book: Hübener vs Hitler : a biography of Helmuth Hübener, Mormon teenage resistance leader /
    Author: Dewey, Richard Lloyd.
    Publication: Provo, Utah : Academic Research Foundation, 2004
    Document: English : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 1 (WorldCat)
  15. Book: Helmuth Hübener : Freiheitskämpfer d. Jugend ; Vorbild, Opfer, Verpflichtung /
    Publication: Hamburg : Hermes, 1948
    Document: German : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 1 (WorldCat)
  16. Book: Lasst euch euren freien Willen, das Kostbarste, was ihr besitzt, nicht nehmen : Ausstellung im Stadtteilarchiv Hamm vom 26.10.1992 - 10.12.1992 ; Begleitheft zur Ausstellung um das Kurze Leben und Wirken des Helmuth Hübener /
    Publication: Hamm : Stadtteilarchiv, 1992
    Document: German : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 1 (WorldCat)
  17. Visual Material: Edelweiss pirates /
    Author: Glasow, Niko von.; Glasow, Kiki von. Publication: [S.l.] : Bridge
    Entertainment, 2006
    Document: German : Visual Material : Videorecording
    Libraries Worldwide: 2 (WorldCat)
  18. Book: Truth and conviction : a television documentary about the Helmuth Hubener group and their resistance to the Nazi regime /
    Author: Fulda, Fabian. Publication: 2004
    Dissertation: Honors Thesis--Brigham Young University, 2004.
    Document: English : Book : Thesis/dissertation/manuscript Archival
    Material Archival Material
    Libraries Worldwide: 1 (WorldCat)
  19. Book: The legacy of the Edelweiss Pirates /
    Author: Hannon, Brian.
    Publication: 2004
    Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.)--Providence College, 2004.
    Document: English : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 1 (WorldCat)
  20. Book: The Führer's new clothes : Helmuth Hübener and the dilemma of German Mormons in the Third Reich /
    Author: Keele, Alan Frank.; Tobler, Douglas F.
    Publication: Provo, Utah : s.n., 1970-1979?
    Document: English : Book
    Libraries Worldwide: 1 (WorldCat)
  21. Visual Material: Edelweiss pirates
    Author: Von Glasow, Niko.; Von Glasow, Kiki. Publication: [Toronto, Ont. :
    Cinevault releasing, 2007
    Document: German : Visual Material : Videorecording : DVD video DVD video
    Libraries Worldwide: 1 (WorldCat)
  22. Book: Helmuth Hübener.
    Publication: 1993
    Document: German : Book

Here's one more journal article - you should be able to get to it from a university library (and remember that the general public has a right to use state college libraries), or by interlibrary loan through your local library:

Journal of Contemporary History; Jan95, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p37, 27p: Biddiscombe, Perry, "`The enemy of our enemy': A view of the Edelweiss Piraten from the British and American archives."

Also, this website seems like a good starting place for web browsing, and there is also a Wikipedia article on the subject with other links.

I'm calling this answer done, but dear questioner, if you are unsatisfied, please write to me directly for follow up. Same goes if you want me to email you either of the articles cited by Jonathan and John.