Seventeen-year-old August Müller (center) and other teenage friends of the Edelweiss Pirates (German: Edelweißpiraten) pose for a group photo. Antagonistic to Hitler Youth, ambushing their patrols. Many assisted German army deserters, and it is believed they carried out several assassinations of Gestapo officers...
Karl Heinz Schnibbe, once part of the Helmeth Trio, a Nazi resistance group. As a boy he got kicked out of the Hitler Youth for punching his group leader in the face.
Milena Jesenska, Czech journalist, writer, editor and translator, refused to abandon her Jewish friends and was deported with several of them to Ravensbruck concentration camp, where she died.
Inge and Robert Scholl. Inge Scholl (1917-1998) was the elder sister to Hans and Sophie Scholl. Later after the war she wrote a book about the White Rose resistance group called "Students Against Tyranny".
Dr. Adelaide "Heidi" Hautval of Strasbourg, France was arrested by the Nazis. Sent to Auschwitz, she witnessed the medical experiments and refused to participate. Transported to Ravensbruck, she again refused to participate in experiments. When the doctor said that Jews were different, she said, “In this camp, many people are different from me. You, for example.” She saved many lives by hiding the condemned as patients and stayed at the camp with Mme Vaillant-Couturier post war to care for…
Ce jour-là dans l'histoire: le 18 février 1943: arrestation nazis chefs de la résistance White Rose. La photo montre un groupe Sophie Scholl et White Rose.
Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier (1912-1996) was a member of the resistance until 1942 when she was arrested, and sent first to Birkenau on 24 Jan 1943, then Ravensbruck. Marie-Claude remained at Ravensbruck even after the war, caring for the sick until the last POW left. Her powerful testimony at Nuremberg was devastating to the defence. Afterward, she slowly walked past the Nazis, looked each one in the eye, effectively unnerving them. Most bowed their heads; others, unrepentant, did not.
Edelweiss Pirates - Subgroups of the Edelweißpiraten included the Navajos, centred on Cologne, the Kittelbach Pirates of Oberhausen and Düsseldorf, and the Roving Dudes of Essen. According to one Nazi official in 1941, "Every child knows who the Kittelbach Pirates are. They are everywhere; there are more of them than there are Hitler Youth... They beat up the patrols... They never take no for an answer."
Hugo Boss started his clothing company in 1924 in Metzingen. His company was supplier for Nazi uniforms since 1924. Hugo Boss was one of the firms contracted by the Nazis to design the black SS uniforms along with the brown SA shirts, and the Hitler Youth uniforms.
Edelweiss Pirates - During the war, many Edelweißpiraten supported the Allies and assisted deserters from the German army. Some groups also collected propaganda leaflets dropped by Allied aircraft and pushed them through letterboxes.