Wilhelm Jansen (July 9, 1866 – 1943), who was a co-founder of the Gemeinschaft der Eigenen and a wealthy financial supporter of Adolf Brand.

In 1908-1909, after the Eulenburg affair, anti-homosexual hysteria also struck the youth movements. Several leaders, like Wilhelm Jansen, were forced to resign and Wandervogel was divided into two distinct groups. In November 1910, the Jung-Wandervogel was founded, apart from Alt-Wandervogel. The new movement aimed to be more radical and asserted friendship (as it was defined by Blither) as a founding principle, even if Otto Piper, one of the cofounders, noted that the group had no more homosexuals in it than other movements.

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  1. Homosexuality and Male Bonding in Pre-Nazi Germany: the youth movement, the gay movement, and male bonding before Hitler's rise Hubert Kennedy Routledge, Sep 13, 2013
  2. A History of Homosexuality in Europe Vol. II: Berlin, London, Paris, 1919-1939 Florence Tamagne Algora Publishing, 2004