In the Winter Semester 1941/42, I also belonged to the Association of the League of National Socialist Students [Note 1] in Jena. Continue reading
Tag Archives: BDM
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
Sophie Scholl removed from JM leadership
Due to differences of opinion with the regional leader [Führerin] of the League of German Girls (Region 20) by the name of Schönberger, I resigned from my commission as Gruppenführerin. This quarrel had to do with the internal workings of the League of German Girls, and had no political basis at all. 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)
Gisela joins BDM
When I was 12, I joined BDM [League of German Girls]. I belonged to it without interruption until the beginning of my studies [university].
Katharina Schüddekopf exempted from BDM
Because of my physical handicap, I was exempted from all activities of the League of German Girls and related Party organizations.
Source: Initial interrogation of Katharina Schüddekopf, March 23, 1943