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A young member of the Hitler Youth

A "wolf-cub" or junior member of the Hitler Youth hands Hitler a letter written by the child's sick mother. Nazi propagandists cast Hitler as a military leader, a father figure (as shown in this photograph), and a messianic leader brought to redeem Germany.

USHMM, courtesy of William O. McWorkman

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