chapter  8
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Conclusion: Wanderlust, Feminity, and Germanness

The girls’ movement took shape in three major waves: the fi rst wave was between roughly 1905 and 1918. In this wave girls gained access to a movement of predominantly male youth. It was the conquering phase in which girls, being part of either gender-mixed or girls-only groups made their fi rst tentative moves towards defi ning their own identity both as girls, as members of a youth culture, and a girls’ community.