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Nazi Conspiracy & Aggression
Individual Responsibility Of Defendants

Baldur Von Schirach

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In an affidavit (3302-PS), Schirach has declared that he held the following positions:

Positions in the Nazi Party

(1) NSDAP member, 1925 to 1945

(2) Leader of the National Socialist Students League, 1929-1931

(3) Leader of the Hitler Youth organization, 1931-1940

(4) Reich Youth Leader (Reichsjugendfuehrer) on the Staff of the SA Supreme Command under Ernst Roehm, 1931- 1932

(5) Reich Youth Leader (Reichsjugendfuehrer) of the NSDAP, 1931-1940; in 1932 Schirach became an independent Reich Leader (Reichsleiter), and no longer remained on the Staff of the SA Supreme Command.

(6) Gruppenfuehrer (Lt. General) of the SA, 1931-1941

(7) Reich Leader (Reichsleiter) for Youth Education in the NSDAP, 1932-1945

(8) Gau Leader (Gauleiter) of the Reichsgau Vienna, 1940-1945

(9) Obergruppenfuehrer (General) of the SA, 1941-1945

Governmental Positions

(1) Reich Youth Leader, 1933-1940

(2) Reich Governor (Reichsstatthalter) of the Reichsgau Vienna

(3) Reich Defense Commission of Vienna, 1940-1945

(4) Deputy to the Fuehrer for the Inspection of the Hitler Youth (Beauftragter der Fuehrer fuer die Inspektion der Gesamten Hitler Jugend), 1940-1945

Schirach was also a member of the Reichstag from 1932 to 1945


As early as 1925 Baldur von Schirach, then 18 years old, joined the Nazi conspirators. Upon special request of Hitler, he went to Munich in order to study Party affairs. After having joined the NSDAP in 1925 he became active in converting students to National Socialism (3302-PS). This was the start of Schirach's conspiratorial activities, which he continued for two

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decades in the spirit of unbending loyalty to Hitler and to the principles of National Socialism. Schirach shows his slavish loyalty to Hitler in his principal book, "The Hitler Youth," published in 1934:

"We were not yet able to account for our conception in detail, we simply believed. And when Hitler's book, Mein Kampf, was published it was our bible which we almost learned by heart in order to answer the questions of the doubters and superior critics. Almost everyone today who is leading youth in a responsible position joined us in those years."


"In my apartment on Koenigin Strasse, I was lucky enough to be able to express my apprehensions about Strasser to the Fuehrer, otherwise I never discussed these things with anybody with the exception of Julius Streicher." (1458-PS).

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