A group of young members of the Hitler Youth (Hitler Jugend) assemble at a railway station before departing for summer camp. All are wearing their Hitler Youth uniforms and carry backpacks. The train is just visible in the background.
Instituted in the hope of avoiding war, appeasement was the name given to Britain’s policy in the 1930s of allowing Hitler to expand German territory unchecked. Most closely associated with British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, it is now widely discredited as a policy of weakness. Yet at the time, it was a popular and seemingly pragmatic policy.