League of German Girls, the Nazi Organisation To Teach Girls Their Duties As Bearers Of Aryan Heirs (Pictures)

BDM Girls march by during a gymnastics exercise - 1941

The League of German Girls, in German; Bund Deutscher Mädel, or BDM was the girls’ wing of the Nazi Party youth movement. It was founded in 1930 as the only female branch of the Hitler Youth movement. The League consisted of three sections; Young Girls for ages 10 to 14, the League Proper for girls aged 14 to 18 and the Faith and Beauty society for girls ages 17 to 21.

After the Nazi’s were defeated the organization ceased to exist and was outlawed by the Allies in October 1945.

What follows are pictures of the BDM during the early stages of Nazism up to 1943.

Bundesarchiv_Bild_102-14911,_Berlin,_Lustgarten,_Aufmarsch_der_HJBDM Girls march in a parade with 80.000 BDM and Hitler Youth in the Lüstgarten in Berlin, 19 August 1933

Bundesarchiv_Bild_133-130,_Worms,_Jungmädelbund,_WerbungBDM Girls put up a recruitment poster, it says “Girls join us, you belong to us” in 1933

HJ und BDM, SonnwendfeuerBDM Girls and boys from the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth) celebrate Midsummer in 1933.

Worms, BDM-Mädchen bei NähabendBDM Girls are sewing clothes in an “Arbeitsraum”, work room in 1933.

445px-Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-J02938,_Berlin,_Nähstube_des_BDM (1)August 1942, the BDM girls are sewing clothes. Not the Hitler poster on the wall wit the caption “we follow you”.

Worms, BDM-Mädchen beim MaikäfersammelnBDM grirls in a forest outside Worms looking for May Beetles, 1933.



Potsdam, Mädchen in der FührerinnenschulePortraits of a BDM Girls, 1933 / 1935

BDM, Antreten zum AppellBDM Girls getting ready for a parade at an unknown location, 1933.

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