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The Depiction of the Heroic Death of a Child. Comparison of Russian and German Literature for Children of the XX century

Student: Inna Bondareva

Supervisor: Georg Wilhelm Heinrich Witte

Faculty: School of Arts and Humanities

Educational Programme: Philology (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2020

The analysis of German and Russian children’s literature in the beginning of the XX century has found self-sacrifice as the most studied topic. Literature works are researched with structuralist and comparative approaches as well. Using the indicated approaches, the analysis was performed in such categories as protagonist (defender), antagonist (enemies), motives, propaganda concept and idea of sacrifice. Hitlerjunge Quex (1932), the novel of Karl Aloys Schenzinger and later film, was created as a propaganda tool for Hitler Youth and National Socialism campaign. Desire of self-sacrifice is a basic feature that is found in both: Pioneer and Hitler Youth literature works. Key words: Hitler Youth, Pioneers, Hitlerjunge Quex, Self-sacrifice, The Second World War, The war library of German youth, Pioneer literature  

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