BDM im bild Part II

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Post by knieptang » 17 Sep 2004 23:52

Helene Swanette Luise F.
1.Dezember 1920 - 26.November 2001
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Post by walterkaschner » 18 Sep 2004 00:39

Helly, thanks so much for those great pictures - Nazi propaganda at its best! Which is not to say that that the BDM failed to have programs which appealed to a great number of young girls. It clearly did. Nonetheless, there were plenty of exceptions.

My late wife, although German, grew up in Austria where membership in the Jung Mädelbund (JM) from 10-14 and thereafter in the BDM was compulsory - at least for the daughter of a German General. She and a few, but not too many, of her contemporaries hated it because of the uniforms and regimentation, and she skipped meetings whenever she could - to a point where her mother was officially informed (her father being off to the wars) that there would be severe consequences for the entire family if the daughter didn't keep better attendance. Thereafter she was a faithful, albeit refractory, attendee until the Zusammenbruch, and, knowing my wife, undoubtedly a real pain the the rear for the leadership.

On the other hand, her elder brother was a member of the Hitler Jugend and loved it because he was in a Ritterabteilung, had his own horse and could skip classes and ride for sport. He liked it a lot less toward the war's end when he was conscripted into the Volksturm.

Thanks again for the pictures!

Regards, Kaschner

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Post by Helly Angel » 18 Sep 2004 01:55

THANKS Walter for share that important familiar remembrances!!!!

THANKS knieptang for this photo and remembrance of Helene!

I want to dedicated this thread to all the girls that delivered its lives by their Fatherland -not to the regime- just to serve Germany.

Thanks all,


Helly

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Post by knieptang » 18 Sep 2004 03:51

@ Helly

Helene "burned" most of the pictures around 1945, also all the documents, this is the only picture i have, to sorry...

Helene was a beloved person, even as an very old woman, Helene had one Goal, "to help and to serve", Helene will be beloved, as long as i live.

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Re: BDM im bild Part II

Post by Miesjel » 26 Sep 2004 00:19

Helly Angel wrote:Bundes Deutsch Mädel Part II.

Enjoy it!
Funny nobody did correct this, BDM means Bund Deutscher Mädel

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Post by Helly Angel » 26 Sep 2004 03:41

Thank you Miesjel!!!

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Post by Annelie » 26 Sep 2004 13:55

Thankyou Helly Angel for sharing the photos.

They say a picture is worth an thousand words, and
the photos certainly spoke to me.

Mfg
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Post by Topspeed » 26 Sep 2004 16:36

Helene is a pretty and tough looking young lady; just like one of our family friends in Finland.

Thanks for sharing.


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Post by Chuck_jm » 28 Sep 2004 17:10

Here is one...
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