Chilling archive of the teenage Nazi: Camping gear emblazoned with the Swastika, a six-inch dagger and a diary that reveals Hitler Youth member’s infatuation with the Fuhrer
A chilling archive belonging to an enthusiastic member of the Hitler Youth has emerged to highlight how the Nazis brainwashed youngsters.
Teenager Helmut Nieboy kept detailed diaries, records and maps during his time with the German equivalent of the Boy Scouts from 1933.
He also amassed a number of photographs showing youngsters who went on to fight and die for the Third Reich, sitting around a campfire, marching and at rallies.
Nazi zeal: Helmut Nieboy (left) during his time in the Hitler Youth, while the picture on the right shows how he signed off his diary entries with 'Heil Hitler'
Helmut Nieboy's 'KamaradSchaft Florian Geyer' Hitler Youth company on parade
He kept his Swastika-emblazoned tent and trumpet and his sinister 6ins bladed dagger, a far cry from a simple penknife the British Boy Scouts would have used. The diaries include incredibly detailed maps showing route marches the young members were sent on as well as hand drawn portraits of the Fuhrer with patriotic slogans.
The journals also contain lists of fellow members and those who failed to graduate, their ultimate fate left ominously unrecorded with a single red line through their name.
Up for sale: A Hitler Youth dagger with swastika on the handle and a portrait of Hitler with slogans in the diaries
Nieboy's dagger is a far cry from a simple penknife the British Boy Scouts would have used
Helmut Nieboy's Hitler Youth bugle, which will also be sold at the auction at Mullock's of Shropshire
The records are written in Helmut's neat handwriting and his fanaticism is clear, on one page he takes great care to write 'Heil Hitler'.
Helmut was one of 2.3million members of the Hitler Youth in 1933.
The paramilitary organisation was for boys aged 14 to 18 who were brainwashed into being part of Hitler's twisted idyll to build an Aryan super-race.
Members went on to become soldiers for the German military machine, with skilled fighters joining the Waffen SS.
A member of the Hitler Youth pictured blowing a bugle
Brainwashed: Helmut Nieboy's Kamaradschaft on manouveres
Vetting: Helmut Nieboy's 'KamaradSchaft Florian Geyer' Hitler Youth company with lines through those children seen as not suitable for the group
During the war, the young members were drafted into the German Home Guard and then acted as the last line of the defence of Berlin in 1945.
After the war most Hitler Youth members were keen to hide their affiliation and so archives such as Helmut's are rare today.
His was recently unearthed in Germany but is now being sold at auction at Mullock's of Ludlow, Shropshire, with a pre-sale estimate of £4,000.
Devoted to the cause: A diary entry about a 'Day of Work' Rally in Berlin with Hitler parading (left), while on the right is a detailed map of a Hitler Youth march to the capital
Round the camp fire: Nieboy's Youth company on a march in the early 1930s
Speech: Nieboy's company were at this Hitler Youth Rally in front of the Fuhrer in 1935
Richard Westwood-Brookes, from Mullock's, said: ‘This is a rare archive of material relating to the Hitler Youth.
‘The organisation was Third Reich's way of developing young men for their armed forces.
‘It was their equivalent of the Boy Scout movement and they did similar things but with an emphasis on Nazi ideology.
‘This archive is particularly interesting because of the detailed diaries kept in three volumes, the maps, photographs but also his possessions.
Training: The Hitler Youth was the Third Reich's way of developing young men for their armed forces
‘His tent, knife and trumpet are all among the collection that has remarkably stayed together.
‘Most similar archives would have been destroyed following the war as most people would want to erase evidence of their being in the Hitler Youth.
‘This youth was clearly committed and with his neat diaries and organisational skills I expect he had enjoyed promotion to the armed services by the time the war began.
‘Sadly, there is nothing to say what happened to Helmut.’
Also in the archive is a book of minutes and reports of the meetings of Helmut's group, notes of marching songs the boys sang and political discussions.
It also includes diplomas for his prowess in sport and an account of his attendance at one of the Nuremberg rallies.
New book claims THIS picture proves Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker and died in South America in 1984 aged 95
He is believed to have died after shooting himself in a Berlin bunker in 1945 when he realised Germany had lost World War II.
But a startling new book claims Adolf Hitler actually escaped his hideout and actually died incognito in 1984 in a small town near Brazil's border with Bolivia - and it can be proved by a picture.
Not only that, but the author believes the Fuhrer fled to Argentina and then Paraguay before settling in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso to hunt for buried treasure - with a map given to him by Vatican allies, according to its author.
Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias claims this picture proves Hitler lived in the small town of Nossa Senhora do Livramento with his girlfriend, Cutinga
Old clothes meant to be worn by the Fuhrer: An author claims the fascist actually died aged 95
German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler 'went to Brazil to hunt for treasure'
As part of his elaborate ruse to escape detection, he also had a relationship with a black woman called Cutinga, which was meant to prove that he could not be the dictator who hated anyone who did not fit his Aryan ideal, the book claims.
Post-graduate student Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias has outlined her bizarre theory, claiming the fascist actually died aged 95.
The book, titled 'Hitler in Brazil - His Life and His Death', challenges the accepted view that the dictator shot himself in his Berlin bunker on April 30 1945.
She claims he may have lived as Adolf Leipzig in the small town of Nossa Senhora do Livramento, 30 miles from the state capital Cuiaba.
Simoni, a Brazilian who comes from Cuiaba, says Leipzig was known locally as the 'Old German.'
Simoni is now planning to use DNA tests using a relative of Hitler living in Israel, after been given permission to exhume Adolf Leipzig's remains from his alleged final resting place in Nossa Senhora do Livramento.
The journalism student has linked the Fuhrer's alleged arrival in the area to a Vatican offer of ownership rights over buried Jesuit treasure in a cave near his adopted home. She points out in her book Leipzig was the birthplace of Hitler's favourite composer Bach.
Hitler's Bunker in the Chancellery, Berlin, where many believe he shot himself
The supposed burial site: The Fuhrer 'fled to Argentina and then Paraguay before settling in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso'
She says her suspicions about Adolf Leipzig increased after she Photoshopped a moustache onto the grainy picture she obtained of him and compared it to photos of the Nazi leader.
According to Simoni, an unidentified Polish nun recognised an elderly man due to have an op at a hospital in Cuiaba in the early eighties as Hitler and demanded he leave - but was reprimanded by a superior who claimed he was there on Vatican orders.
Academics in Brazil have also rubbished the theory Hitler lived and died in Nossa Senhora do Livramento.
THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES SURROUNDING HITLER'S DEATH
Conspiracy theorists have long argued Hitler escaped from Germany and fled to south America.
Authors Gerrard Williams and Simon Dunstan claimed in a 2011 book Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler, that the Fuhrer fled with his mistress Eva Braun to Patagonia and had two daughters before dying in 1962 aged 73.
The claims about Hitler's life in Argentina were ridiculed by historian Guy Walters, who described them as '2,000 per cent rubbish' when the book was published.
He added: 'It's an absolute disgrace. There's no substance to it at all. It appeals to the deluded fantasies of conspiracy theorists and has no place whatsoever in historical research.'
Candido Moreira Rodrigues, a history professor at Mato Grosso's Federal University said: "There's nothing new in people who claim to be historians coming up with the most far-reaching theories about Hitler supposedly living in south America and subsequently dying in one of the countries in this region."
Ten of thousands of Nazis escaped after the war, including the notorious Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele.
Investigators probing Hitler's demise were hampered by the lack of any physical evidence for his death.
Fantasists were given added ammunition he didn't die in his Berlin bunker when 2009 DNA tests on skull fragments found near the bunker and believed to be his, turned out to belong to a woman.
Rochus Misch, a former bodyguard of Adolf Hitler who has been named as the last man to see the Fuhrer alive during his final hours in Germany, died last September aged 96.
Misch, who lived with Hitler and his mistress in their underground refuge as the allies closed in, told before his death he saw Hitler slumped with his head on the table after hearing a gunshot behind his closed door.