'The Enemy of our Enemy': A View of the Edelweiss Piraten from the British and American Archives

  title={'The Enemy of our Enemy': A View of the Edelweiss Piraten from the British and American Archives},
  author={Perry Biddiscombe},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={37 - 63}
Although it is a story little known outside Germany, the seemingly monolithic Hitler Jugend (HJ) was challenged at the very height of the Third Reich by a number of oppositional youth gangs. Most of these were set up by working-class teenagers and were particularly clustered in the great cities and industrial conurbations of western Germany, where many such groups called themselves 'Edelweiss Piraten'. Even a conservative estimate suggests that 5 per cent of the adolescent population may have… 
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