Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

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Ruta Sepetys

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Hitler Youth Term Analysis

The youth division of the German Nazi Party. Originally a Boy Scout-like organization, it became a pipeline to service in the German military during WWII, instilling in its members the philosophy and doctrines of Hitler and the Nazi Party.
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Hitler Youth Term Timeline in Salt to the Sea

The timeline below shows where the term Hitler Youth appears in Salt to the Sea. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
57. Alfred
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...the neck of his own weakness.” Alfred reveals he himself was not part of the Hitler Youth , who bullied him when he could not qualify. Now, however, he claims he is... (full context)
72. Alfred
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Alfred writes another mental letter to Hannelore. He remembers the Hitler Youth coming to visit him and then visit Hannelore next door. He wonders why she opened... (full context)
120. Alfred
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...deemed undesirable. Although he was often teased as a child, and was rejected from the Hitler Youth , Alfred explains, “I now understand what it is to feel superior. And I quite... (full context)
167. Alfred
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...father was Jewish, but her mother was German, and out of spite Alfred told the Hitler Youth boys about her father. As a result, Nazi officers came to Hannelore’s house to take... (full context)