Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Meaning of "Landjahr"

The Landjahr (country service year) was a concept of the Hitler Youth and BDM - Bund Deutscher Maedel (League of German Girls), whose aim was to furnish voluntary agricultural assistance in Germany's eastern provinces.
The service was voluntary except in the case of university students who were obliged to perform their Landjahr (it was, in reality, only nine months) before being allowed to graduate.

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