Until her arrest, she was almost exclusively with the Scholl siblings. She often stayed in their apartment. In so doing, she was a witness to the treasonous words uttered by Hans Scholl and his circle on several occasions. Continue reading
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
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
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
In 1937/38, Sophie Scholl was “group leader” [Gruppenführerin] in Jungmädel. Continue reading
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)
… [In] 1936, [I became] Führerin [leader] of a JM [Jungmädel] squad [platoon]. Continue reading
Around 1935, I became Führerin [leader] of a Jungmädelschaft troop. Continue reading
I enthusiastically joined Jungmädel in Pössneck in 1934. I was never in a position of leadership, because I am not a leader personality. I do not have the ability to inspire nor do I have inspiration. Continue reading
For example, my father permitted us to join Hitler Youth and serve [in leadership] capacities without ever reprimanding us. I myself joined the Jungmädelschaft [Note 1] of Hitler Youth in January 1934 when I was 13 years old. I belonged to Hitler Youth or rather League of German Girls until 1941. Continue reading