Next How much opposition was there to the Nazis in Germany during the war years?
The History Learning Site, 9 Mar Youth protest movements did exist in Nazi Germany. The Nazi propagandists of the time would have had the world believe that the youth population of Nazi Germany was fully behind Hitler. It is true that many did join the Hitler Youth movement but in membership was made compulsory and all other youth movements were banned so there was no alternative.
However, there were some youths who were ideologically against the regime and who were brave enough to make a stand. In one such protest movement was started — the Edelweiss Pirates Eidelweisspiraten. The movement started in the Rhineland and then spread out.
Members were mainly working class male youths. They would gather together and act in a manner that they would know would anger the local Nazi leaders.
Whereas the Nazi Party required Hitler Youth members to wear a uniform that was semi-military, Edelweiss members wore more bohemian clothing, knowing that it would anger the powers-that-be. They also sang songs that the Nazis had banned and played music that was also banned, such as jazz and blues tunes.
They created areas within a town or city where members of the Hitler Youth were not tolerated. At no stage were they ever a danger to the Nazi regime and for years they were seen as nothing more than a youthful irritant — youths going through that phase in their lives where rebellion as they perceived it was the order of the day.
They too engaged in what would have been perceived as non-Germanic activities, which once again involved the ways they dressed and the music they listened to. This change from irritant to threat is best seen in a series of letters found after the war had ended.
It must be made clear that they will never be allowed to go back to their studies.
We must investigate how much encouragement they have had from their parents. If they have encouraged them, then they should also be put into a concentration camp and have their property confiscated. It claimed that this particular city group had an age range from 12 to 17 and that members of the army associated with them when they were on leave.
However, it is clearly stated that these were only suspicions. One of the most famous youth movements that campaigned against Hitler was the White Rose movement founded by Hans and Sophie Scholl.
Members of this movement openly campaigned against Hitler and the continuation of World War Two, which they believed was lost as early as We shall only do this by cooperation between many convinced and bold men who are agreed on how to achieve their aims.
Scholl encouraged members of the White Rose movement to engage in sabotage. With mathematical certainty, Hitler is leading the German nation to disaster.
Now is the time for those Germans to act who want to avoid being lumped with the Nazis barbarians by the outside world.
Such was the all-embracing nature of a police state that it was only a matter of time before they were caught.Join Hebrew College President Rabbi Daniel Lehmann and German Consul General Ralf Horlemann for a conversation on youth opposition to Hitler and The White Rose revolt.
The White. The white rose movement was a non-violent resistance group operating in Nazi-Germany from June till February The movement used propaganda in an attempt to change the views of Germans and Austrians against Adolf Hitler.
The White Rose was influenced by the German Youth Movement, of which Christoph Probst was a member. Hans Scholl was a member of the Hitler Youth until and Sophie was a member of the Bund Deutscher Mädel.
White Rose Youth Opposition. Topics: Sophie Scholl, The White Rose - Resistance to the Nazis One of the biggest Resistances to the Nazis was the the White Rose, which was formed by the Students of the University of Munich in to take action against the Nazis.
The group included the Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, Cristoph Probst, Alexander. Youth opposition [pic] The German public was only familiar with the resistance group WR, before the actual research began. The late research in the resistance from the youth also arose from mutual beliefs that the youth followed the Nazis from and that wasn’t looked upon as being likely that the youth had started opposition and .
Opposition to the Nazi regime also arose among a very small number of German youth, some of whom resented mandatory membership in the Hitler Youth.
In Munich in , university students formed the White Rose resistance group.