Leipzig Meuten

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The Leipzig Meuten, (die Meuten meaning 'packs' in German) were anti-Nazi gangs of children, teenagers and young adults based in Leipzig during the Nazi period of Germany, who aimed to destroy Nazi Control. They were similar to the Edelweiss Pirates, but more politically driven. Members came from working class families and borrowed from socialist and communist traditions. Between 1937 and 1939, die Meuten in Leipzig had, according to the Gestapo, an estimated 1500 members. They were dealt with ruthlessly by the Nazis. There is a permanent exhibition commemorating them at the Leipzig School Museum.[1]


  1. ^ "Die Leipziger Meuten - Jugendopposition 1933 - 1945". Schulmuseum - Werkstatt für Schulgeschichte Leipzig. Retrieved 19 July 2013.