There were many groups within the youth that opposed Hitler and Nazism which include:
White Rose Movement
The Jazz and Swing Youth
Helmuth Hubener Group
I want a brutal, domineering, fearless cruel youth. Youth must be all that. It must bear pain. There must be nothing weak and gentle about it. The free, splendid beast of prey must once again flash from its eyes. That is how I will eradicate thousands of years of human domestication. That is how I will create the New Order. Adolph Hitler Hitler's power may lay us low, And keep us locked in chains, But we will smash the chains one day, We'll be free again. We've got the fists and we can fight, We've got the knives and we'll get them out. We want freedom, don't we boys? Song of the Edelweiss Pirates (Peukert, p. 158)
The White Rose resistance The White Rose was a non-violent resistance group consisting of a Philosophy professor and a number of his students from the University of Munich. The group anonymously distributed leaflets as a part of their campaign opposing Nazism and Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943. The six core members of the group were arrested by the Gestapo, convicted and executed by beheading in 1943. The text of their sixth leaflet was smuggled out of Germany to the UK, and in July 1943 edited copies were dropped over Germany by Allied planes.
Sophie & Hans Scholl Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans Scholl were core members of the White Rose non-violent resistance movement. Their campaign was discovered on 18th February 1943, the Scholls brought a suitcase full of leaflets to the university where they hurriedly dropped stacks of copies in the empty corridors. Leaving before the class break, the Scholls noticed that some copies remained in the suitcase and decided it would be a pity not to distribute them. Sophie flung the last remaining leaflets into the air. This spontaneous action was observed by the custodian . The police were called and Hans and Sophie were taken into Gestapo custody. The other active members were soon arrested, and the group and everyone associated with them were brought in for interrogation. In the People's Court on February 21, 1943, Scholl was recorded as saying "Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just do not dare express themselves as we did." Scholl's and her brother's defiance, in the face of terrifying consequences, gained them enormous admiration among their contemporary supporters and the post-war German public to the present.
It is interesting to note how many of the groups actually link with each other and possibly knew each other
Yet the groups never formed one major force before the Gestapo captured, killed or imprisoned the members
For example, the Jazz/Swing Youth had associations with the Jewish youth who were often in some sort of rebel group
the problem was often that the groups were quite small such as the Helmuth Hubener Group, thus ineffective
Final Summary All in all, youth resistance was not effective, a handful of students would never have been a serious threat to the Nazi state. Accounts suggest, that at the time university students continued their studies as usual, citizens mentioned nothing, many regarding the movement as anti-national. In fact, after the executions, students celebrated their deaths. Even though their input is now seen as brave, at the time it was just a group of kids making another insignificant attempt to challenge Germany and its new found ideals.