World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0002116794
Reproduction Date:

Title: Hitlerjugendführer  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Nazi paramilitary ranks, Ranks and insignia of the Hitler Youth, Das Boot, Index of World War II articles (H)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Hitlerjugendführer was a paramilitary title of the Hitler Youth which existed within the Nazi Party from approximately 1928 to the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945.


A Hitlerjugendführer was any adult who served in the leadership corps of the Hitler Youth and thus oversaw a cell (or groups of cells) comprising several Hitlerjunge which was the phrase for juvenile members of the Hitler Youth. Although the title of Hitlerjugendführer was replaced by several Hitler Youth senior leadership ranks after 1930, the term survived to refer to any member of the Hitler Youth adult leadership corps.

Other usage of term

Hitlerjugendführer has also been used in the German language as an insult, implying someone who attempts to twist the minds of others to their views or someone who is a fanatic. The term was even used in this manner during World War II, by some factions of the German Wehrmacht, to describe (in a derogatory manner) a member of the military who was also a fanatical Nazi Party member.

In popular culture

In the 1981 German film Das Boot, Director Wolfgang Petersen uses the term Hitlerjugendführer to describe the second in command of the featured German U-Boot, indicating the stern and "by-the-book" manner of the second officer in contrast to the more realistic views of the boat's captain played by Jürgen Prochnow. Petersen would later claim that he found the term Hitlerjugendführer rather comical when applying it to the character in Das Boot.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.