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Heisenberg's formative years took place against the backdrop World War I, and in the  beginning he may have been caught up in romanticizing warfare, though he would face  inevitable disillusionment. After the war, he and many of Germany's youth were left  feeling lost and confused. In response, Heisenberg joined various youth movement  groups that provided him with a sanctuary. The focus of these groups was not activism;  rather, it gave groups of boys the opportunity to discuss philosophy, bond, and find new  forms of idealism to replace others that had been destroyed by the war. As a group  leader, Heisenberg served as a father figure for many younger boys, and he continued  to go on retreats into the 1930s. The war had no small impact on Heisenberg's schooling: he attended the elite  Maximilians-Gymnasium, of which his grandfather was rector. Many school resources 
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