This book was so touching to me because it revealed a much-ignored and rarely mentioned side of WWII. It was a surprisingly human story, one that I never thought I'd hear. I applaud people like Mr. Heck who can stand up and say "There's more to the story." This book is a beautiful homange to the hardships, both humble and terrifying, that Germany's youth faced under Adolf Hitler. I highly recommend this book to anyone with the passion to learn more than the history books tell us.
This book is by far the best account of the other side of the Holocaust. The side that no one cares about and that no one bothers to read. It helps to illistrate why people followed Hitler and what power he had over the population. You can't ask for a better account of the Hitler Youth, or of Germany during World War II. I loved this book and think that every person in the world should be forced to read to gain an understanding of the followers of Hitler.
Heck was a member of the Hitler Youth. This is simply his story of his activities and shows how pervasive Hitler was in the lives of Germans and German boys in particular. Don't be turned off by the title, it is meant to show how they felt then not how the author feels now. This is a great primary source.