Hitler’s Henchmen TV - Baldur von Schirach - Robert H Jackson -
A tribune of the people from an aristocratic home. Brought up in the shadow of the First World War. Hitler’s Henchmen: Schirach: The Corrupter of Youth
In 1931 the 24-year-old was made Reich Youth Leader and put in charge of the Party’s rising generation. ibid.
Schirach was supposed to calm the troubled waters [in Vienna]. A fresh start in the princely splendour of the new office. ibid.
60,000 Viennese Jews were transported to the death camps during Schirach’s time in office. ibid.
20 years in Spandau. ibid.
Mein Fuhrer – our young generation models itself upon you. You demonstrate the greatest selflessness in our nation, so these young people want to be selfless too. Baldur von Schirach
I believe in the indomitable strength of National Socialism which destroys everything that obstructs it. Baldur von Schirach
Although it is his wish that I call myself the Fuhrer of German Youth, I know that I am merely the trustee. Baldur von Schirach
I plead not guilty to the charges made against me. Baldur von Schirach, Nuremberg Trials
I bear the guilt of having trained the young. Baldur von Schirach
In this hour, when I can speak for the last time to the Military Tribunal of the four victorious powers, I should like, with a clear conscience, to confirm the following on behalf of our German youth: that it is completely innocent of the abuses and degeneration of the Hitler regime which were established during this Trial, that it never wanted this war, and that neither in peace nor in war did it participate in any crimes. Baldur von Schirach at Nuremberg trials
Von Schirach, poisoner of a generation, initiated the German youth in Nazi doctrine, trained them in legions for service in the SS and Wehrmacht [armed forces], and delivered them up to the Party as fanatic, unquestioning executors of its will. Robert H Jackson, Nuremberg trials