Hans Scholl’s 1937 arrest (summary)

The State Police Headquarters in Stuttgart brought charges of “bündische” [Note 1] activities against the accused Scholl and his brother Werner and his sister Inge, which led to their being taken into temporary custody.


Note 1: Participating in youth groups other than Hitler Youth. The charges were brought even though Hans and Inge remained members of Hitler Youth. These were not the only charges brought against Hans Scholl in December 1937.


Source: ZC13267, Indictment (42 – 43)

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