Before the Saar region returned to the Reich, he [Gerhard Graf] was a member of the German Front. Continue reading
I believe Schmorell used to be a member of the [Jung] Stahlhelm [Steel Helmets]. In 1923, he emigrated from bolshevist Russia to Germany and obtained German citizenship.
Regarding the transfer notice, I can state: In 1933, I briefly belonged to the “Jung Stahlhelm” [Note 2]. I was then transferred to the SA [Storm Troopers].
Note 1: This was a topic Alexander Schmorell clearly was not comfortable talking about. In the initial part of his interrogation when asked about membership in NSDAP organizations, as well as about military medals, he answered None to both questions, even though an affirmative response would have been beneficial to his case. Continue reading