To begin, the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945. The Nazi state quickly became a regime in which citizens had no guaranteed basic rights and freedom. When Hitler and the Nazis came to power in 1933, they organized a series of events aimed at persecuting Germany’s Jewish citizens. In 1933, there were 9 million Jews in Europe. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans murdered two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution," the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. (USHM)
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... in Munich, studying at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, and part of a medical student military company (Katja Dacha). This is the year he actually met Hans Scholl, with whom he formed the resistance group known as White Rose. They happened to be in the same student- military company. Now that we learned about Alex Schmorell`s life, it is important to discuss reasons that led him to resist the Nazi regime.
Alex deeply despised the values and percepts of the Third Reich. It was unbearable for him to live in a gray, regimented world inhabited by men and women in uniform, marching in lockstep (book). He was part of the Scharnost Youth, which was the right-wing youth group just befor the Nazi takeover. However, Alex was never passionate, and after his group was integrated into the Hitler Youth in 1933, Alex completely stopped showing up to the group meetings (book).
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