Exhibitions Collections Hitler Youth Drum & Drumsticks Image Use: Use of images owned by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is governed by our Terms and Conditions. Accession Number: NEKHC:2009.3.1-3 Object: Drum and Drumsticks Physical Description: Round wood and metal drum. Decorative wooden rim with red and white pattern. Central metallic core with metal bracing. Used in Hitler Youth parades. Two wooden drumsticks used with drum. In complete condition. Information: This drum was played by boys in the Hitler Youth. Further Information Whilst the boys in the Hitler Youth favoured trumpets and drums, girls in the BDM would specialise in playing recorders and singing. All music and songs had to further Nazi ideology. Music was considered a fundamental part of celebrating Nazi holidays including the Nazi assumption of power on January 30, Hitler's birthday on April 20, and the annual Nuremberg party rally. Sources: Kater, Michael (1997) The Twisted Muse: Musicians and Their Music in the Third Reich New York: Oxford University Press. Kater, Michael (2004) Hitler Youth Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Information: The National Holocaust Centre and Museum takes all reasonable measures to ensure we are not infringing on the rights of others. If you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material from our collections on this website, or you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim, and you believe its use infringes your intellectual property or any other rights, please contact us on [email protected] We endeavour to resolve objections in a timely manner, and will withdraw affected materials from the website until the matter is resolved. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and will be used only in connection with this enquiry.