Looking for information on Trude Schneider, a member of the Bund Deutscher Mädel, Nazi youth league for girls


Trude Schneider was a member of the BDM. My father served in WWII and somehow ended up with her photo album which details her summer in 1940 youth camp, some of that time near Nuremberg. I would love to know who she was/is, what happened to her and who her family was. She may have ended up working for the Ministry of Culture and Propaganda. Goebbels photo is also in the album.

I am a doctoral student and writing my dissertation on this.

Nancy Bartley

Posted 2017-05-17T06:06:38.840

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It is not impossible that she is still alive. You have to be very careful with possible identification: See, amongst others, this discussion https://genealogy.meta.stackexchange.com/a/2067/2663

– Chenmunka – 2017-05-17T08:50:11.357

Our privacy policy appears in the [help/on-topic] and I agree with @Chenmunka that there seems to be a chance that Trude could still be alive so please take care as you [edit] your question to provide any additional details. Any answerers should take similar care. – PolyGeo – 2017-05-17T11:11:19.880

2A poor hint is that Trude certainly stands for Gertrud. Unfortunately, Schneider is a very common name in Germany and Gertrud was a top 30 first name for girls in Germany the 30s. A second piece of info is that she must have been between 14 and 18 in 1940, this restricts the year of birth to the range 1921-1926. – J.J.D. – 2017-05-17T14:04:51.037

Thank-you all for your response. I continue to look for her. It appears there was an actress in Germany by the same name about that time but from the photos I have it does not appear to be the same person. – Nancy B – 2018-01-15T05:18:15.233

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– PolyGeo – 2018-01-15T05:53:54.283

I am not aware of extensive member lists of mass organizations like BDM or Hitlerjugend. There might never have been a centralized file. I assume records on membership were kept on a lower level (e.g. Gau). A lot of records of all kinds were destroyed during the war. Only a index of nazi party (NSDAP) membership records was not burned (as planned), but discovered by American troops and later transferred to the federal archive (Bundesarchiv). On request, it can be searched by name and birth date. You won‘t get a list of all members with a certain name (no such service, legal restrictions). – lejonet – 2018-01-17T06:03:34.877

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