(And please, no revisionist nonsense that Benedict was "drafted" into the Nazi party. Party membership was elite, competitive and restricted, including the Hitler Youth. You had to apply and be selected over others. You may have been drafted into the German Army, but never into the Nazi party or the Hitler Youth. Benedict was a Nazi because he chose to be. Any competent historian will tell you that.)
You may have been drafted into the German Army, but never into the Nazi party or the Hitler Youth.
From The Law on the Hitler Youth of 1 December 1936:
The future of the German nation depends upon its youth, and therefore German youth must be prepared for its future duties. The Reich Government has accordingly decided on the following law which is effective immediately:
(1) The whole of the German youth within the borders of the Reich is organized in the Hitler Youth
(2) All German young people, apart from being educated at home and at school, will be educated in the Hitler Youth physically, intellectually, and morally in the spirit of National Socialism to serve the nation and the community.
And a few relevant snippets from the 1939 law that reaffirmed and expanded on the 1936 law:
(1) The Youth Leader of the German Reich is exclusively responsible for all tasks concerning the physical, intellectual, and moral education of the whole of German youth in the territories of the Reich...
(1) Length of service
(ii) All young people are obliged from the age of 10 to their 19th birthday to serve in the Hitler Youth
So um...... it seems like you could in fact be drafted into the Hitler Youth.
I'm just gonna go sit with a politely incredulous look on my face and ponder this revisionist nonsense concept.