Gisela Schertling transfers to Spetzgart

Therefore I transferred to the Girls’ Secondary School for Home Economics in Spetzgart near Oberlingen on Lake Constance. I took the Abitur there. I liked being there very much, and I liked the classes there. Working on the land, trips, the entire environment was right for me. I joined BDM while there. Continue reading

Arrests for bündische activities

The reasons behind my philosophical alienation from the League of German Girls, and therefore the NSDAP, beginning around 1938, have as primary basis the fact that my sister Inge, and my brothers Hans and Werner were arrested in the autumn of 1938 (sic) by officials of the Secret State Police [Gestapo] because of so-called bündische [Note 1] activities. They were kept in custody for several days or weeks. Continue reading

Sophie Scholl: Gruppenführerin

The accused Sophia Scholl was initially employed as a kindergarten teacher. Since the summer of 1942, she has been studying Natural Science and Philosophy at the University of Munich. She has belonged to the League of German Girls since 1941 [sic], with final rank of Gruppenführerin [Group Leader].


Note 1: Gruppenführerin is the same rank as Fähnleinführer, which Hans Scholl held. Most biographies of Sophie Scholl ignore the high rank she achieved with BDM or Jungmädel.


Source: ZC13267, indictment (43)