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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 7, No. 4 June 7, 1944

World Youth

World Youth

Major Skinner stressed the problem of Axis youth, a generation of young men and women, deeply indoctrinated with the Nazi creed and a blind acceptance of Nazism. He stressed that this was our problem. Some of these were misguided, some were taking the path of least resistance in a [unclear: fascist] country, but others were the scum of the earth and a menace to humanity. He quoted an Austrian doctor whom he had met in London: "After Germany is defeated the policing of Germany should be handed over to the competent and reliable friends of the Allies and leaders of the underground- movement in Germany—the German Communist Party.

Major Skinner spoke of youth rallies he had attended in Great Britain, where the young people, from school children onwards, came together to discuss problems affecting them, war policy, and the home front where representatives of Free Germany and other Axis countries spoke of the underground movement in Europe. He spoke also or the wonderful mass singing at a Welsh youth rally.