From Helen Epstein: For those of you interested in narratives of adolescence during the Nazi period, Melita Maschmann’s classic memoir about becoming a member of the Hitler Youth — taught in high schools and universities throughout the world — is once again in paperback. 

I tracked down the “Jewish friend” to whom Maschmann addressed the book and describe the process in my introduction. The epilogue is written by Maschmann’s former schoolmate and me. The ebook version (priced for students at $9.99) has been very popular but we were asked to make it available to those who dod not read onscreen.

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