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Month: April 2024

'Nazi Elite-School Pupils as Youth Ambassadors: Between Fascist Italy and the Third Reich'

European History Quarterly 54 (2), 2024, 258-275 (Special Issue: The Cultural Axis between Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany).

This article examines a series of trips to Fascist Italy that were undertaken by pupils of Nazi elite-schools in their role as youth ambassadors of the Third Reich. As a form of cultural diplomacy that continued during the Second World War, these trips were part of Fascist and Nazi efforts to foster a new cultural order. Although intended to strengthen ties between the two regimes, the trips also laid bare national differences.Read more...