Schools and universities were to:
All teachers had to join the Nazi Teachers’ Association, which vetted them for political and racial suitability. By 1939, 97 per cent of teachers belonged to it.
Jewish teachers were sacked.
Teachers had to go to summer school so they could teach Nazi ideas effectively. Pupils were encouraged to inform the authorities if teachers did not teach and support Nazi ideas.
Jewish children were humiliated at school and then, in 1938, banned from education.
Boys with potential to be future leaders were sent to special Adolf Hitler Schools (Adolf-Hitler-Schulen or AHS in German). These were free boarding schools, run on military lines, for boys aged 12 to 18 years.
In 1933, many university lecturers were dismissed. However, there were fewer changes in universities than in schools.
Students were supposed to attend twice-weekly fitness and indoctrination classes, but not all complied. Only 11 per cent of university places went to girls.
Castles of Order (or Order Castles, Ordensburgen in German) were set up for young men of talent, usually in their mid-twenties. There they completed their military and leadership training.
Live ammunition was used and the frequent endurance tasks were brutal.