Many of the leaders of the Nazi Party had children. At that time in Germany, the leaders of the Nazi Party were considered the most powerful people in the country. Indeed, for a time they were thought of as the most powerful people in Europe. Just as in many societies, it was assumed that most people would start a family. The families of the Nazi leaders were provided with all of the wealth and comfort that they could want.
Although there were many different Nazi leaders, such as Goering, Himmler, Goebbels and others, they were often unrestrained in their power over the particular facet of German society that they had been put in charge of by Hitler. The only thing they had to “worry” about was one another, in fact: Ordinary German citizens were often terrified of the thought of crossing them in any way. People could be arrested or even executed for any behaviors that a senior Nazi did not agree with. This was true of adults as well as young college students.
Hitler himself did not have children, and the children of many of the Nazi leaders were young. However, during their time in the ascendant in Germany, they lived in extreme comfort. In some cases, Hitler allowed his favorite Party leaders to renovate ancient German castles in order to have homes that they could visit all throughout Germany. Traditional German aristocrats who did not line up behind the Nazi ideal were dispossessed. The same was true of business leaders who did not support the establishment of the Nazi death camps.
That being the case, there was a tremendous amount of wealth and plunder for the families of the top Nazis to enjoy. In addition to lavish surroundings, servants, good food, and many other perks, they were also provided with a level of education that would rival anything possible in the modern world today.
Many of these young children were carefully protected from the realities of the Holocaust in a way that no German adult could be. They were often not aware of the terrible plight of young Jewish children and other children who were caught up in the Nazi extermination plan. They came to many revelations after the course of the war. Of course, not all survived: Some children of prominent Nazi leaders were murdered by their own families to “protect” them from the Allies, as in the case of Goebbels’ children.
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