A couple of sites say Jungmädel membership was compulsory for ethnically German, German girls aged from 10 to 14 without hereditary diseases from 1936, I can't find one that says otherwise. The JM were the youth section of the BDM. I have no idea if membership of the BDM was likewise compulsory.Like all these stories, you have to be careful. irc BDM wasn’t compulsory, it was more a matter of those in the NS party had access to it. It had links to HJ which was basically the party scout movement. How common was it for non party members to be intimidated or beaten up, quite common and by refusing to let his daughter join BDM it became a personal issue.Brown shirts were the SA
Grandad Anton found that life could become very difficult for non party members if the Gau was run by the NS. It was rather like a mafia operation. But that was earlier in the 30’s , but he had the perfect excuse to keep mum and my aunt out of the BDM. As an innkeeper he was training them in the job. Girls had to do Land arbeit compusorily from around age 15 or so.
The Jungmadelbund was the section of the Hitler Youth for girls between the ages of 10 and 14. It was called the Jungmadelbund in German, and commonly abbreviated in period and contemporary historical writings as JM. Since this was a girls organization, it fell under the League of German Girls...
The Young Girls League (Jungmädelbund or JM) was part of the League of German Girls (Bund Deutscher Mädel) but catered for young girls aged from ten years to fourteen years. Once girls in the Young Girls League had reached fourteen they moved to the League of German Girls the BDM. The Jungmädel...