The Schertling family

I would like to briefly describe the relationships of the Schertling parents:

Schertling’s father publishes newspapers and magazines in Pössneck / Thuringia. He is also editor-in-chief of those publications (publisher-editor). Continue reading

Schertling family involvement in Nazi politics

Politically, she [Gisela Schertling] has belonged to all of the National Socialist girls’ organizations. In addition to her political education in these organizations, we have done all we could to raise her as a National Socialist. 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)