KStV Arminia Bonn
|coat of arms|
|Founding:||November 6, 1863|
|Place of foundation:||Königswinter near Bonn|
|Entry into the KV:||Founding association in 1865|
|Club magazine:||Amine leaves|
|Members:||290 old men, 30 active (May 2017)|
|House building association:||Arminenhaus e. V., Bonn|
|Memorial:||Johannes-Henry-Gravesite, Old Cemetery Bonn|
|Archive:||Deposit in: Archive for Christian Democratic Politics at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung|
Arminia is one of the oldest Catholic corporations and the oldest association that has existed continuously as a Catholic corporation at Bonn University. In 1865 it became the founding association of the Cartel Association of Catholic German Student Associations (KV), the oldest officially constituted umbrella association of Catholic corporations. The Arminenhaus is the oldest house of a KV corporation. Numerous students who later gained importance joined the Arminia - including three Imperial and Federal Chancellors . Arminia is the first corporation in Germany to be reactivated after the Second World War .
Foundation of Arminia
Arminia was deliberately brought into being in four ways as a counterpoint to existing organizations and currents:
- against the KDStV Bavaria Bonn
- against the concept of a Catholic college
- against the beating corporations
- against the Protestant dominance in universities.
Antipole to Bavaria Bonn
Arminia was founded on November 6th, 1863 by the aenans Max Lossen and his cousin Friedrich Kayser. Its statutes were approved by the university authorities on November 21, 1863. When they moved to the University of Bonn, Lossen and Kayser did not join the Bavaria that already existed there . The reasons for this are still controversial between Arminen and Bavaren. In the previous semester, as a senior at Aenania, Lossen had rejected Bavaria's request for a cartel between the two corporations in June 1863 - in accordance with the “opinion of my friend von Hertling” . In February 1864, however, Losens' interim founding Arminia closed a cartel with Aenania. As a result of these events, Arminia and Bavaria entered into a competitive relationship, which subsequently (1865/66) was also to be decisive for the split of the Catholic corporations into KV and CV . Arminia abolished the colors “in order to set itself apart from Bavaria and to attract students who were opposed to the couleur student forms.” “Bavaria saw itself confirmed in this transformation of Arminia in the suspicion that its founders would do their best to defend Bavaria in the face of to destroy the delicate situation in the Bonn student body, in which the competition between the various Catholic student associations was becoming increasingly noticeable. ” Arminia kept Bavaria away from any correspondence and thus from the influx of changing members of the Cartell associations to Bonn until the split of the Catholic corporations . In 1867 "the Bonn Bavaria (...) went down again." "The competition with Arminia probably played just as much a role as personal inner animosities ..."
Against the concept of a Catholic university
The founding of Arminia was also directed against the resolutions of the Catholic Congress of 1862. These envisaged the establishment of a Catholic university in Germany based on the model of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium . Instead, Lossen postulated that it was "actually even more important because it was closer" to look after the existing universities on the Catholic side . Also v. Hertling turned against "the whole nonsense of the Catholic university". In contrast to the simultaneous foundings of Novesia and Ripuaria in Bonn , which were initially pure theologians' wreaths at the theological Konvikt - Ripuaria was not converted into a corporation until 1887, Novesia only in 1890 - Arminia was a head of this Catholic lay movement in the academic world. There was no theologian among its founders - almost all of them lawyers. Only in the second semester did the future Archbishop of Strasbourg Adolf Fritzen join.
Arminia was directed against the beating corporations which, in an unsuccessful defensive movement in the Academic Kulturkampf 1903-1908, sought to dissolve the Catholic corporations in Prussia . In his Catholic Day speech in 1863, v. Hertling the Catholic Corporations with the rejection of the Arms Student Corporations. Arminia continues to condemn student fencing as morally reprehensible in accordance with the teaching of the Catholic Church . In particular, Arminia rejected his basic intention (at the time) that for an "offended" person legal equality and honesty could only be achieved through unconditional satisfaction with a naked weapon.
As early as 1864, the Armines took part in a support campaign for those Westphalian Counts Kerssenbrock, who had been expelled from the Prussian army as Catholic officers because they had publicly declared that they would “never again enter into a duel or participate in it”.
The Armine Chancellor Wilhelm Marx intervened in 1925 to prevent the adoption of the Würzburg Declaration of Unification between Catholic and Weapon Student Associations. After the Second World War , Arminia was not least with a view to the other way of most arms student corporations in the “ Third Reich ” - cf. the history of the German Burschenschaft (DB), the German University Ring (DHR) dominated by the Allgemeine Deutsches Waffenring , to which all mandatory corporations belonged, and the German Student Union (DSt), which was again dominated by this from 1924 - decided opponent of an amalgamation of Catholic corporations with bearers Connections in the Convent of German Academic Associations (CDA) (see quotations ).
The deliberate demarcation from the weapons student associations was also decisive for the external appearance of Arminia. The founding statutes of Arminia initially - if the individual thought it good - exempted the wearing of color . As early as the end of 1863, the convent restricted the wearing of colors to the ribbon in the club colors orange-white-blue and beer tails. The display of the colors was seen as a courageous commitment to Arminia and her principles "towards the various circles of society". On June 3, 1864, to make the difference to the weapons student corporations clearer, it was decided to completely abolish the external signs. In the statutes it was stipulated that Arminia, which had initially designated itself as a “connection”, was now an “association”; the term “ senior ” , which is used by students , was temporarily replaced by “folder”. After the Catholic associations in 1865, in contrast to the Catholic associations, claimed that they alone "represented the Catholic cause to the outside world", "alone could successfully counter the mischief of the corps" and postulated a "principle of wearing colors", the paths of the separated Clubs and associations.
Against the Protestant dominance in universities
The University of Bonn , although located in the Prussian Rhineland , also attracted Catholic students, as it had an excellent teaching staff as the "Prinzen University" at which the Hohenzollern Princes studied. It was the symbol of Prussian cultural ambitions in the west. The Catholic academics , who were systematically disadvantaged in Protestant Prussia because of their alleged inability to conduct independent academic work , came together in the Arminia to support one another. The peculiarity of such corporations as Arminia was, according to v. Hertling in that they represented a unique "union of authority and freedom" with the aim of a "reconciliation of religious conviction and scientific knowledge".
The negative attitude towards Prussia and Reich Chancellor v. Bismarck was not shared by all Armines. The later President of the Reichstag, Max Wallraf , resigned in 1879 because his enthusiasm for Bismarck contradicted the opinion of most of the Armines.
Despite the difficulties that many Protestants caused the Catholics at the Prussian universities, and in contrast to the corporations that were excessively "Catholic" in a counter-movement, Arminia was by no means directed against Protestants as such. The founding statutes provided for the status of " connoisseur ", which could be obtained by persons who contributed to the purposes of the Arminia, but could not belong to it because - the regulation referred to - were students of other denominations . This led to integralist attacks against Arminia from the start. Balduin Delvos, senior at Bavaria in the winter semester of 1864/65, tried to discredit Arminia as a “ conglomerate of general Catholic students” who also allowed “members of other confessions” as guests in its circles and was no longer to be regarded as a “connection”.
Motto and colors
The motto of Arminia, "Treu, frei!", Corresponds to the motto of Aenania . The colors of Arminia are the orange of the House of Orange , because Lossen came from the Duchy of Nassau , and the Bavarian state colors, white and blue, because he began his studies at the University of Munich .
Because Arminia has declared that it does not wear colors, the Arminia officers do not wear the clothing and jewelry in the colors of the corporation, the so-called " Vollwichs ", which are otherwise common for corporates, but wear tails with a sash in the colors of the Arminia on.
The founders of Arminia rejected the initially considered name "Winfridia", which was supposed to remind of " Bonifatius ", the apostle of the Germans. Instead, they chose Arminius as their namesake, who had risen to become a national symbol in the 19th century. The fatherland thus honored was not adopted by Arminia - as with other corporations - as the fourth principle "patria".
Foundation of the KV
In an effort to follow up on the principle speech by v. Hertling to unite all Catholic associations beyond the individual correspondence relationships existing at the time at the Katholikentag 1863 , a cartel of Catholic student corporations, the Würzburger Bund, was concluded in 1864 . But disputes arose between Arminia and Bavaria-Bonn, which led to the dissolution of the federal government in September 1865. In January 1866, Arminia and four other associations founded the non-colored Cartel Association of Catholic German Student Associations (KV) on the basis of the statutes of the Würzburg Federation, which were still adopted by all corporations in Trier in 1865 , making it the oldest formally constituted umbrella association of Catholic corporations. Within the KV Arminia was a member of the “ White Ring ” and rejected the general “Duz-Comment”.
First Vatican Council
After the First Vatican Council in 1870, there was a dispute, in particular about the infallibility of the Pope . A number of Armines joined Old Catholic communities , which rejected the new dogmas . Since Arminia adhered to the principle of denomination, i.e. only accepted Roman Catholic members, the federal brothers who had become Old Catholic were excluded in 1871, including the founder of Arminia Max Lossen . In 1882, four students founded the colored Old Catholic Student Association AKStV Cheruskia in Bonn with the support of the dimitted Lossen . The name Cheruskia was chosen by Lossen, who was a historian, with several allusions: The troop leader (i.e. Lossen, the former senior), who was also diminished by the Romans (i.e. the Armines loyal to Rome) (i.e. Lossen, the former senior) had Arminius (i.e. Lossen, founder of Arminia) After his release, the Cherusci rebelled against the Romans and defeated them in the Varus Battle . The Cheruskia student association dissolved in 1929, but was re-established in 2004.
The Kulturkampf (1871–1878) followed these inner-Catholic disputes, especially in Rheinpreussen . In the university environment, the contrasts flared up again during the Academic Kulturkampf (1903–1908). As early as 1894, the rector of the University of Bonn publicly denied Catholic corporations any right to exist, especially since their presence alone would provoke the rest of the student body. Armine Hermann Cardauns , editor of the " Kölnische Volkszeitung ", was the leading Catholic publicist of the empire in the disputes. Instead of the Catholic corporations being ousted, they grew stronger in the clashes. The reputation of Arminia rose so much over time that in 1911 the AStA chose Arminia as the first Catholic corporation to welcome the German Emperor . When the almost 75-year-old Armine Graf v. Hertling became the first Catholic Chancellor at the end of 1917 , the Catholics saw this as a sign of their final equality in the Reich.
Altherrenverein and Arminenhaus
There were loose meetings of formerly active Armines from 1876 onwards. The oldest attempt in 1877 to bring the Philistines together in the Arminia and also in the KV goes back to Arminen Damian Görtz. Görtz invited all West German Philistines of the KV to a first meeting in Bonn. However, the old gentlemen's association was only launched in 1891. In 1899 the old gentlemen of Arminia founded the stock corporation "Arminenhaus Bonn". On January 1, 1900, the foundation stone was laid for the Arminenhaus in Kaiserstraße in Bonn , making it the oldest corporation house of a cartel association in the KV .
Arminenhaus in Bonn
"Gothic beer cathedral"
(1900 to today)
(watercolor by CL Becker )
(1900 to today)
Arminenhaus cellar bar
First World War
In the first five months of the First World War , 270 armines rushed to arms, a number hardly any other corporation can show. 59 armines fell in World War I, including 25 officers . 52 Armines received the Iron Cross . In memory of the fallen federal brothers , the fourth subsidiary, founded in 1929, was named after the Battle of Langemarck .
It was customary in KV that, with the exception of Munich, there should only be one KV corporation at each university. In 1899 Arminia applied for this principle to be abandoned and in 1900 founded Frisia, the first subsidiary of the KV. The aim was not to let one's own activity grow excessively, but on the other hand not to prevent Catholic students from having access to a Catholic corporation. In the course of time, Arminia successfully set up four subsidiary corporations in Bonn by moving from Arminen to the respective start-up.
The last founding was in 1929 the KStV Langemarck, newly constituted in 1946 under the name KStV Görres, suspended in 1958 and reunited with Arminia in 1982 by accepting the old gentlemen of the Görres, so that Arminia today combines the traditions of both corporations. After the Second World War , Langemarck was renamed in memory of the Catholic publicist Joseph Görres because of the instrumentalisation of the Langemarck memorial by the National Socialists .
The fate of Arminia in the Weimar period still needs to be dealt with because of the destruction of the Arminenarchiv by the National Socialists. Arminia also played a leading role in the KV during this time : Armine Johannes Henry was - in addition to his political activities - 1919-1932 association manager of the KV. While in the Reich the German Student Union (DSt), whose chairmen were exclusively members of fraternities and corps from 1924 , was dominated by the Deutsches Hochschulring (DHR), an increasingly “national” and “nationally” -minded cross-association movement from the beginning of the 1920s, it came at the suggestion of Arminia in Bonn to found the "Ring of Catholic Corporations", which succeeded in breaking the overwhelming power of the ring of arms and its "floating ideas such as racial anti-Semitism" in the Bonn student body. Henry gave a lecture at the KV level before the Philistine Day in 1924 about the DHR, which he described as anti-republic and anti-democratic as well as anti-Catholic, and initiated the withdrawal of the KV corporations with a motion that was accepted by the majority, in which the DHR's behavior was sharply disapproved the DHR.
The final, negative attitude of "the" Arminia in and towards the "Third Reich" did not develop in a straight line, but in several steps, whereby the different phases of the people involved cannot be separated. During this time, too, Arminen - beyond the fortunes of their corporation - had a decisive influence on the entire KV .
In the run-up to 1920–1932 - Philistine senior Henry in exile
At the beginning there was the rejection of the National Socialists , marked in 1932 by the appointment of the resigned Chancellor Heinrich Brüning as honorary philistine, which, in addition to the honor of Brüning, was intended to set an example against the increase in power of the National Socialists. Philistine senior Johannes Henry , as a center politician, member of the Reichstag and (1919–1932) association manager of the KV , decidedly rejected the National Socialists . After the seizure of power of Hitler and the DC circuit of KV 1933, Henry, who as early as 1923 by the saw French occupation authority had been expelled from Bonn, held again to leave Bonn. He resigned from his position as Philistine senior.
1933–1935 - Right Catholic Spahn corporation leader
Because of the leadership principle in force since the " seizure of power " , the new Philistine senior was called "corporation leader". Arminia did not stop there. Rather, the “right-wing Catholic” Professor Martin Spahn was elected , who was optimistic about the new era. Spahn, originally for the Center Party in the Reichstag, was a member of the Reichstag of the NSDAP from 1933 after a detour via the DNVP . He awakened the false hope that Arminia could get through the “Third Reich” with him unscathed. At the same time, there was growing external pressure on the corporations to integrate themselves into the Nazi regime .
As early as 1931, the Allgemeine Deutsche Waffenring (ADW), the amalgamation of all obligatory corporations, had formally recognized the NS Student Union (NSDStB) as an equal partner in the Erfurt Agreement . Last but not least, this rapprochement with the weapons student corporations made it possible for the NSDStB to gain dominance in the German student body (DSt) in 1931 .
The disputes also intensified between the corporate associations. In 1934, the Deutsche Burschenschaft (DB), the Kösener Senioren-Convents-Verband (KSCV) and the National Socialist Community of Corps Student Associations (NSGCV) signed an agreement and planned to eliminate the Cartell Association of Catholic German Student Associations (CV) because it was "the downright daredevil proposal ”to dissolve the ADW. At the end of 1935, seven weapons student associations around the German Burschenschaft (DB) founded the Völkischer Waffenring (VWR), referred to by the remaining ADW associations as "National Socialist Phariseeism", "because they considered themselves better Nazis than all other associations".
In 1934, the Cver Albert Derichsweiler Reichsleiter of NSDStB and tried rigorously to incorporate the corporations in the NSDStB. During this time, the number of active Armines increased, who were also members of National Socialist organizations such as the NSDAP or the NSDStB. The university and corporation policy of the Nazi regime restricted club life more and more, regardless of Spahn's efforts to get closer. From September 1935, the NSDStB for its part ruled out simultaneous membership in the NSDStB and in a corporation.
Those Armines who did not prefer sole membership in the Arminia and thus waived the exemption from tuition fees left the Arminia. This step inevitably resulted in a self-cleaning of the Arminia after the diluted conditions under Spahn. In November 1935, the KV broke up due to the general development. Spahn, meanwhile also "KV Association Leader", resigned from this office, but also as "corporation leader" of Arminia.
1936–1938 - Nazi opponent Franconia corporation leader
The resignation of Spahn, together with the resignation of Arminen, who leaned towards the NSDStB , offered the opportunity to initiate a turning point: Paul Franken , who conspired with the Rhenish Resistance Circle , succeeded Spahn as “corporation leader”. In the meantime, the corporations as a whole faced the alternative of dissolving or of coming to terms with the Nazi state. Most weapons student corporations dissolved their corporations from 1935 when double membership in corporations and NSDStB was banned and established comradeships with the NSDStB in order to preserve their traditions "in a brown shirt". The history of Corps Hannovera Hannover clearly and exemplarily demonstrates this path chosen by almost all weapons student corporations .
A "preservation of tradition" of the Arminia under the swastika was inconceivable. Franken "suspended" the active association on the 73rd day of its founding, November 6, 1936. Unofficially, the association's life was continued under cautious recruitment of some new members. On June 20, 1938, while the non-suspended old gentlemen's association celebrated the 75th foundation festival with the “active”, all existing corporations, including the old gentlemen, were dissolved and further meetings were forbidden under threat of punishment. The Arminia association assets including the Arminenhaus were confiscated. On June 24th, the Gestapo searched the house of Johannes Henry and half a dozen other Armines. Arminia lost her archive in the process.
1938–1945 - Arminia is dissolved and the Arminenhaus is retained
The Arminen succeeded in making the seizure of the Arminenhaus impossible because the house was not legally owned by Arminia, but by the stock corporation "Arminenhaus Bonn". The Arminen had to decide to liquidate them, because the National Socialists wanted the Arminenhaus to be transferred unchanged to the “Verein Studentenwerk”. The Armines, who after the dissolution of the old gentlemen 's associations , were forbidden from joining the NS old gentlemen's union created by many philistines who were students of weapons , used the constellation and remained together under the camouflage of the AG. At a general assembly called in Cologne, they appointed Hans Elsas from among their ranks as liquidator in the presence of the Gestapo . Since at the boozy house inauguration in 1900 it was forgotten to distribute the available shares to the since then "unclear" shareholders, Elsas, who had to report to the Gestapo about this matter every 14 days, succeeded in favor of the Studentenwerk through repeatedly convincing processing difficulties to postpone the requested sale of the Arminenhaus until he was drafted into the Wehrmacht. Without a liquidator, however, the liquidation could not be carried out either; The Arminenhaus remained in Arminen possession until the end of the “Third Reich” in 1945, which was otherwise not the case for a corporation that, like many corps, did not, like many corps, become part of a NS comradeship that had emerged from it, just to keep it in their possession Had provided.
July 20, 1938:
Arminia is dissolved
75th foundation festival
Articles of Association of
the “Arminenhaus” corporation from 1899
1933–1945 - Armines in the resistance
Several armines actively opposed the Nazi regime. Some have been persecuted personally, some to the point of death. These include: Leo Trouet , " Martyr of the Archdiocese of Cologne ", tortured to death in custody in Cologne, Benedikt Schmittmann , "Martyr of the Archdiocese of Cologne", abducted for the first time by the Gestapo in 1933 and tortured to death in 1939 in Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg concentration camp, Walther Hensel , member of the Rhenish Resistance Circle, arrested and tortured by the Gestapo in Düsseldorf, Paul Franken , also active in the Rhenish Resistance Circle and corporation leader until the dissolution of Arminia in 1936, arrested by the Gestapo for fifteen months in 1937, Konrad Adenauer , in 1944 for several months in Gestapo custody, Wilhelm Marx , charged in 1933 for his work on the board of the Volksverein für das Catholic Deutschland , and Peter Nonnenmühlen , arrested on July 20, 1944 . On the day of his adventurous escape from Gestapo custody in Cologne, Joseph Vollmar granted his federal brother Konrad Adenauer refuge.
1939–1945 - Fallen of the Arminia
In World War II again fell 53 Arminen. In contrast to the fallen of the First World War , since there were no more activitas in 1939, it was not about students but about working armies, again including numerous officers.
After the end of the war, Arminenhaus-AG was still in liquidation. A nurse was appointed for the unchanged unknown shareholders. The house building association "Arminenhaus eV" was founded, the carer transferred the house to this association. The old gentlemen's association was reactivated on October 21, 1946 and Johannes Henry again Philistine Senior. Already before that, on August 3, 1946, the reactivation of Aktivitas by 29 students active in the Catholic Student Community Bonn , the publication took place on August 10, 1946 at the place where Arminia was founded in 1863, the "Bellinghausen Wine Restaurant" in Königswinter . Arminia was the first corporation to be reactivated after the war.
While weapons student corporations accepted members of the Nazi comradeships that had emerged from them in the “Third Reich” into their ranks after the war, provided that they had secretly defeated the required compulsory grades or made up for them (cf., for example, the history of the Corps Suevia Munich ), Henry and Franconia used the re-establishment of the Arminia, not to invite those members back who had been members of a Nazi organization.
In 1949 nine students - including five Arminen - founded the student cabaret "Wintergärtchen" with the support of Isa Vermehren , which until 1951 played three times a week. Among other things, they gave a two-week guest performance in the " Kom (m) ödchen " in Düsseldorf, played at the invitation of Carlo Schmid for Kurt Schumacher's birthday and in March 1950 at the invitation of Federal President Theodor Heuss in his residence.
During this time, Arminia, under the leadership of Konrad Repgen, decidedly refused a merger of all corporations in the Convent of German Academic Associations (CDA) in order to avoid "even the appearance of support" for the weapons student associations (see quotations ). Instead, Arminia was active in the committees of the Catholic German Student Union (KDSE). Within the KV Arminia was chosen in 1949 in Würzburg as the first suburb of the post-war period. Bruno Schmidt-Bleibtreu became the local president .
The 1968 movement brought about a break with student traditions. Enthusiastic about the reform efforts of Jochen van Aerssen and Lutz von Pufendorf , students who had rejected traditional forms found their way to Arminia. In 1968 a radical reform program was adopted with the abolition of essential elements of traditional corporate life. Furthermore, the abandonment of the catholicity principle and the acceptance of women were sought. The step towards reform was only taken by Arminia, but not supported by the Cartel Association . The number of active participants fell from 100 in the winter semester 1968/69 to a nominal 15 in the summer semester 1973. After the "ringleaders" had switched to the Philistine or left Aktivitas, the Philistine senior declared the reforms to have failed.
With the entry of the later Franciscan Robert Jauch and his brother Hans-Gerd Jauch , a conscious turnaround began. The customs of the Arminia were gradually revived. For the 100th birthday of Konrad Adenauer , on May 26th, 1976, a Kommers was beaten again for the first time, not without resistance from the reform-oriented part of the old rulers in almost ten years, in the Kneipsaal of the Arminenhaus .
The unresolved legal situation of the Protestants who have been continuously “accepted” into the active association in violation of the statutes since the “reform period” caused tension . In the course of the admission of an employee of Opus Dei , who was rejected by the Protestants, there were legal disputes within Aktivitas. Upon completion of the WS 1983/84 this development occurred in the course of ten Active, including virtually all of the active Protestants from Arminia and changed completely logical majority- duty beating Old Breslauer Burschenschaft of Raczeks in Bonn. This ended several semesters of endeavors, especially those of the retired Armines, to introduce forms of corporate students in a countermovement to the exaggerated reform efforts of the 68 generation, which tried to align with those of the color-bearing corporations while at the same time loosening the traditional contents of the Arminia . The remaining Protestants were made members by changing the statutes. In the statutes, it was further stipulated that in future Protestants can become members in justified exceptional cases and limited in number.
The listing only includes active armines, not honorary members.
Reich and Federal Chancellor
- Georg Graf von Hertling (1843–1919), Reich Chancellor, Prussian Prime Minister, Bavarian Prime Minister, Prussian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Wilhelm Marx (1863–1946), Reich Chancellor, Prussian Prime Minister, Reich Minister of Justice
- Heinrich Brüning (1885–1970), Imperial Chancellor
- Konrad Adenauer (1876–1967), first Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, first Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, President of the Parliamentary Council, President of the Prussian State Council, Lord Mayor of the City of Cologne, first Federal Chairman and Honorary Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, old-age President of the German Bundestag
- Jochen van Aerssen (1941–1992), member of the European Parliament
- Wilhelm Farwick (1863–1941), member of the Prussian mansion, member of the Weimar National Assembly, Lord Mayor of Aachen, co-founder of the CHIO Aachen
- Franz Gielen (1867–1947), Lord Mayor of Neuss, Lord Mayor of Mönchengladbach, Acting Lord Mayor of Gladbach-Rheydt
- Felix Hauptmann (1856–1934), professor of law, member of the Prussian House of Representatives
- Alo Hauser (1930–1997), member of the German Bundestag
- Johannes Henry (1876–1958), member of the Reichstag
- Herbert Hermesdorf (1914–1999), member of the German Bundestag
- Peter Nonnenmühlen (1868–1952), Lord Mayor of Mönchengladbach
- Karl von Savigny (1855–1928), member of the Reichstag, member of the Prussian House of Representatives
- Karl Trimborn (1854–1921), State Secretary in the Reich Office of the Interior
- Heinrich Weitz (1890–1962), Finance Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia
- Johannes Wilde (* 1936), member of the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia
- Hermann Cardauns (1847–1925), editor-in-chief of the Kölnische Volkszeitung, catholic spokesman in the Kulturkampf, president of the Katholikentag, critic of Karl May
- Dieter-Anton Binder (* 1953), Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Andrássy University Budapest
- Michael F. Feldkamp (* 1962), speechwriter and book author
- Paul Franken (1903–1984), first director of the Federal Agency for Civic Education
- Paul Egon Hübinger (1911–1987), Ministerial Director for Cultural Affairs in the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Professor of Medieval and Modern History in Bonn
- Franz Xaver Kraus (1840–1901), professor of church history, figurehead of reform Catholicism
- Max Lossen (1842–1898), secretary of the Royal Bavarian Academy of Sciences, founder of Arminia
- Ludwig v. Pastor, Baron von Camperfelden (1854–1928), historiographer of the Popes and Austrian diplomat
- Konrad Repgen (1923–2017), Professor of Medieval and Modern History in Bonn, Dean of the Philosophical Faculty
- Martin Spahn (1875–1945), professor of modern history in Strasbourg and Cologne, member of the Reichstag
- Hans Schaefer (1906–1961), ancient historian, professor in Heidelberg
- Joseph Cardinal Frings (1887–1978), Archbishop of Cologne
- Karl Freiherr von Boeselager (1848–1890), Jesuit priest and professor of history at the University of Bombay
- Adolf Fritzen (1838–1919), Bishop of Strasbourg
- Carl Gielen (1900–1987), Cathedral Chapter and Provost of Cologne
- Joseph Hammels (1868–1944), auxiliary bishop in Cologne and cathedral dean there
- Karl Jüsten (* 1961), prelate and head of the commissariat of the German bishops
- Max Pribilla (1874–1954), Jesuit and pioneer of the ecumenical movement
- Norbert Trippen (1936–2017), church historian, cathedral chapter of Cologne, honorary prelate of His Holiness, Regens of the Cologne seminary, honorary professor at the University of Bonn
- Wendelin Knoch (* 1943), Professor of Dogmatics
- Dominik Meiering (* 1970), cathedral capitular, leading pastor in downtown Cologne, former vicar general of the Archbishop of Cologne
- August Adenauer (1872–1952), lawyer, judiciary and honorary professor in Cologne
- Walther Hensel (1899–1986), City Director of Düsseldorf , Vice President of the German Association of Cities , opponent of Nazi Germany
- Johannes Horion (1876–1933), Governor of the Rhine Province
- Heinrich Lehmann (1876–1963), professor of Roman law, civil law, civil procedure and commercial law, rector of the University of Cologne
- Hans Müller (1884–1961), President of the Federal Fiscal Court
- Franz Nüßlein (1909–2003), diplomat and trigger of the so-called obituary affair in the Foreign Ministry
- Joseph Oppenhoff (1868–1958), President of the Aachen Regional Court
- Leo von Savigny (1863–1910), professor in Münster for state, administrative, international and church law
- Bruno Schmidt-Bleibtreu (1926–2018), Ministerial Director in the Federal Ministry of Finance, well-known commentator on the Basic Law
- Joseph Schneider (1900–1986), first President of the Federal Social Court
- Leo Trouet (1887–1944), Mayor of Eupen and "Martyr of the Archdiocese of Cologne"
- Paul-Bernhard Kallen (* 1957), CEO of Hubert Burda Media
- Heinrich Oidtmann III (1888–1929), art historian, managing director of the "Rheinische Werkstätten Dr. Heinrich Oidtmann "
- Alfred Schüller (* 1937), economist, professor in Cologne and Marburg
- Paul Diepgen (1878–1966), gynecologist, medical and science historian, grandfather of Eberhard Diepgen
- August Everding (1928–1999), director and general manager
- Franz Breisig (1868–1934), professor of mathematics in Berlin
- Ludwig Claisen (1851–1930), chemist and inventor
- Clemens Schaefer (1878–1968), physicist, professor in Breslau and Cologne
- Benedikt Schmittmann (1872–1939), social scientist and "martyr of the Archdiocese of Cologne"
- Karl Albrecht Jr. Entrepreneur and co-owner of Aldi Süd
Literature and Sources
- Amine leaves . Bonn 1921 ff.
- Michael F. Feldkamp (Ed.): Arminia 1863–1988. Festschrift for the 125th anniversary of the Arminia Catholic Student Association . Bonn 1988 (FS 1988)
- Andreas Grau (Ed.): 1863-2013. Festschrift for the 150th foundation festival of the Catholic student association Arminia. Bonn 2013, ISBN 978-3-00-041979-9
- Daniel Koschera: "A new association of Catholic students has recently formed" - Bavaria and the Bonn Union 1844–1867: A contribution to the early days of Catholic student associations in Germany , master's thesis at the historical seminar of the University of Cologne, 2004
- Siegfried Koß, Wolfgang Löhr: Biographical Lexicon of KV . Vol. 1-6, 1991 ff.
- Hermann-Joseph Rick, Heinzgeorg Senff (Ed.): Arminia 1863–1963. Religion, science, friendship. Treatises, memories and speeches collected on the occasion of the centenary of the Arminia Catholic Student Association. Bonn 1963 (FS 1963)
- Principles must be directed outwards. Reform model of Arminia-Bonn. In: Akademische Monatsblätter (AM), No. 81, 1968/69, p. 146 ff.
- RGS Weber: The German Corps in the Third Reich. Cologne 1988, ISBN 3-89498-033-8
Essays on the history of the armines
- Fabian Apel: The liaison house of the Arminia Catholic Student Association in Bonn's southern part. In: Martin Bredenbeck, u. a. [Ed.]: SPUREN. In search of art-historical pleasure. Weidle-Verlag (Edition Critical Edition 3), 2012, pp. 116–123, ISBN 978-3-938803-51-6
- Reiner Becker-Berke: Articles of Association, Association Regulations, Articles of Association 1863–1988. In: FS 1988, pp. 32-73
- Franz Büscher: Arminia 1867–1871. In: FS 1963, pp. 37-41
- Carl Diedenhofen: Commemoration of the Armines who died in both world wars. In: FS 1988, pp. 197-208
- Erich Feld: From World War I to Inflation. In: FS 1963, pp. 59-64
- Michael F. Feldkamp (continued by Matthias Ragus): batch table of the K.St.V. Arminia 1863-2013. , in: 1863-2013. Festschrift for the 150th foundation festival of the Catholic student association Arminia , Bonn 2013, pp. 158–180. ISBN 978-3-00-041979-9
- Michael F. Feldkamp: 1863–1988 - history and development. In: FS 1988, pp. 9-31
- Michael F. Feldkamp: On the history of Arminia from 1963–1988. In: FS 1988, pp. 107-147
- Paul Egon Hübinger : Arminia 1863–1963 - foundation and structure, nature and task. In: FS 1963, pp. 9-34
- Joseph Oppenhoff: Between the World Wars (from the draft for the history of K.St.V. Arminia), FS 1963, pp. 65–73
- Heinzgeorg Senff: Generation between the Generations - On the Self- Image of Aktivitas 1946–1952. In: FS 1963, pp. 74-88
Individual works from Arminen to Arminen
- Hermann Cardauns : Karl Trimborn . According to his letters and diaries , Mönchen-Gladbach 1922
- Michael F. Feldkamp : Paul Franken (1903-1984). Director of the Federal Agency for Political Education. In: Günter letter / Brigitte Kaff / Hans Otto Kleinmann (ed.): Christian democrats against Hitler. From persecution and resistance to the Union. Edited on behalf of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V. (= Herder Taschenbuch), Freiburg im Breisgau et al. 2004, pp. 172–178.
- Michael F. Feldkamp: Kurt Georg Kiesinger and his Berlin student corporation Askania on the way to the “Third Reich”. In: Günter letter u. a. (Ed.), Kurt Georg Kiesinger 1904–1988 . Freiburg im Breisgau, Basel, Vienna 2005, pp. 149–199.
- greatly expanded version: Kurt Georg Kiesinger and the KStV "Askania" in the KV in Berlin on the way to the "Third Reich". In: Wolfgang Löhr (Ed.), Reconsideration and Outlook. KV studenthood after 150 years (= Revocatio historiae. Writings of the Historical Commission of the Cartel Association of Catholic German Student Associations [KV], vol. 8), Cologne 2006, pp. 98–144.
- Michael F. Feldkamp: The martyrs of the KV. A handout . Cartel Association of Catholic German Student Associations - KV. Ed .: KV Secretariat, Beckum 1984
- Michael F. Feldkamp: The "Nazi blood lawyer" of Foreign Minister Fischer - Or: Who was Franz Nüßlein ? In: Academic monthly sheets vol. 125 (2013), issue 2, p. 57 f. Online: 
- Michael F. Feldkamp: Franz Roman Nüßlein (1909–2003) and the so-called “obituary affair” of the Foreign Office in 2005, in: 1863–2013. Festschrift for the 150th foundation festival of the Catholic student association Arminia, Bonn 2013, pp. 74–101. ISBN 978-3-00-041979-9
- Ulrich von Hehl : Wilhelm Marx 1863-1946, a political biography. Mainz 1987
- Wolfgang Löhr: estate of Johannes Henry (1876–1958) , holdings KV 3 in the archive of the Cartel Association of Catholic German Student Associations (KV) in the Mönchengladbach city archive, Würzburg, Schernfeld Society for German Student History, 1988
- Ludwig von Pastor : Provost Dr. Franz Kaufmann 1862–1920. A picture of life, mainly based on s. Letters designed , Freiburg i. B. 1921
- Konrad Repgen : In memoriam Paul Egon Hübinger . Speeches given on January 20, 1988 at the commemoration of the University of Bonn, Bonn, 1988
- Norbert Trippen : Cardinal Joseph Frings (1887–1978) , Paderborn, Munich, Vienna, Zurich
- EH Eberhard: Handbook of the student liaison system. Leipzig, 1924/25, p. 26.
- Daniel Koschera: "Has recently formed a new association of Catholic students" - Bavaria and the Bonner Union 1844–1867: A contribution to the early days of Catholic student associations in Germany , Master's thesis at the Historical Seminar of the University of Cologne, 2004, p. 78 ff. with numerous other references to the controversial debate
- Daniel Koschera: "Has recently formed a new association of Catholic students" - Bavaria and the Bonner Union 1844–1867: A contribution to the early days of Catholic student associations in Germany , Master's thesis at the Historical Seminar of the University of Cologne, 2004 p. 79
- Daniel Koschera: "Has recently formed a new association of Catholic students" - Bavaria and the Bonn Union 1844-1867: A contribution of Catholic to the early days of student associations in Germany , master's thesis at the History Department of the University of Cologne, 2004, p 81
- Daniel Koschera: "Has recently formed a new association of Catholic students" - Bavaria and the Bonner Union 1844–1867: A contribution to the early days of Catholic student associations in Germany , Master's thesis at the Historical Seminar of the University of Cologne, 2004, p. 82 under express Reference to the senior of Bavaria, Delvos
- Daniel Koschera: "Has recently formed a new association of Catholic students" - Bavaria and the Bonner Union 1844–1867: A contribution to the early days of Catholic student associations in Germany , Master's thesis at the Historical Seminar of the University of Cologne, 2004, p. 90
- Daniel Koschera: "Has recently formed a new association of Catholic students" - Bavaria and the Bonner Union 1844–1867: A contribution to the early days of Catholic student associations in Germany , Master's thesis at the Historical Seminar of the University of Cologne, 2004, fn. 620
- Daniel Koschera: "recently Has a new association formed by Catholic students" - Bavaria and the Bonn Union 1844-1867: A contribution to the early days of Catholic student associations in Germany , master's thesis at the History Department of the University of Cologne, 2004, p 82 f.
- RGS Weber: The German Corps in the Third Reich , Cologne 1988, p. 81
- Weber p. 154
- Weber p. 166
- Weber p. 215
- Weber p. 207
- Dominik Meiering introduced as the leading pastor in downtown Cologne. Retrieved April 16, 2019 .