The Austrian Times website reports today (April 18, 2012) that a controversial new film -- titled Hitler's Youth (Hitlers Jugend) -- is set to be shown in Austrian schools in a bid to help youngsters learn of the dangers of allowing themselves to be led astray politically. Hitler was born in Austria, where he was raised in a Catholic family.
Produced by the young Salzburg filmmaker Lydia Schiffkorn, it used extensive archive footage and also spoke to people who lived at the time to talk about the dangers that politics can create.
For example, it shows how the Association of German Girls managed to recruit youngsters for the Nazi regime.
Siegfried Bernegger -- an eyewitness from the time -- talks about how it was compulsory for schoolboys to have to buy the Hitler youth uniform in a certain store in Salzburg.