National Socialist Schoolchildren's League

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Emblem of the National Socialist Schoolchildren's League (NSS)

The National Socialist Schoolchildren's League (Nationalsozialistischer Schülerbund), known under the acronyms NSS and also, more rarely NSSB, was a National Socialist organisation for primary school pupils providing a student council and child protection system in Germany from 1929 till 1933.

History[edit]

The league began roughly around 1927 as the Hitler Jugend-Schülergruppen. It was established as the Nationalsozialistischer Schülerbund by Adrian von Renteln in 1929 by unifying the scattered groups under one authority.

In 1929 Von Renteln became the leader of the Hitler Youth, an organisation he would clearly favour and to which he would give increasingly wider powers.[1] Von Renteln would stay as leader (Reichsführer) of the National Socialist Schoolchildren's League until the 16th June 1932.

The NSS targeted small children of schoolgoing age who went on to become the harbingers of Nazism.[2]

The National Socialist Schoolchildren's League was merged to the Hitler Youth on the 20th May 1933. The event was marked with a youth-group celebration.[3]

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