Through Innocent Eyes - The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth by Cynthia A. Sandor
Monday, September 10, 2012
The National Socialistic upbringing of the German youths trains these Landjahr girls to build their integral moral character with a foundation based on honor, loyalty, obedience, and discipline. Coupled with ancient neo-pagan rituals, traditions, folklore, and the Totalitarian regime of this period, "Through Innocent Eyes" captures the psychology of an Austrian girl named Trudel, and her progression from childhood into adolescence. She is empowered by her camp leaders to build self-worth through her training and community activities. The German government only wants the healthiest, strongest, and most disciplined young girls in the BDM. In Landjahr, Trudel will receive the very best rural education from the State. In 1941, there are over twenty-six thousand girls serving in Landjahr and Trudel Kerschner is one of them.