National Socialist German Students' League

National Socialist German Students' Union
Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund.svg
Emblem of the NSDStB
TypeSchool monitoring organization
Legal statusDefunct, illegal
Region served
Parent organization
National Socialist German Workers' Party

The National Socialist German Students' Union (German: Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund, abbreviated NSDStB) was founded in 1926 as a division of the Nazi Party with the mission of integrating University-level education and academic life within the framework of the National Socialist worldview. Organized (as with other departments of the Nazi Party) strictly in accord with the Führerprinzip (or "leader principle") as well as the principle of Machtdistanz (or "power distance"), the NSDStB housed its members in so-called Kameradschaftshäusern (or "Fellowship Houses"), and (from 1930) had its members decked out in classic brown shirts and its own distinctive Swastika emblems.

After Germany's defeat in World War II, the Nazi Party along with its divisions and affiliated organisations were declared "criminal organizations" and banned by the Allied Control Council on October 10, 1945.[1]

Bundes- and Reichsführer of the NSDStB, 1926–45[edit]


Other notable members[edit]

  • Kurt Waldheim, later Secretary General of the United Nations, President of Austria. (Not guilty)

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