Sophie Scholl childhood
The personal information given previously is correct. I was born in Forchtenberg, Administrative Region Öhringen-Württemberg, where my father was mayor of the town (borough) of Forchtenberg.
I was raised in my parents’ house together with 4 siblings (2 brothers and 2 sisters). I had another sister, but she died of pneumonia when she was 1 year old.
I attended the elementary school in Forchtenberg through the second grade (January 1930).
That same year, my parents moved to Ludwigsburg-Württemberg, since my father was not re-elected when his term of office as mayor of Forchtenberg expired. I went to elementary school in Ludwigsburg through the 4th grade. We lived in Ludwigsburg from 1930 – 1932, and during that time, my father was an employee of a trust company in Stuttgart.
In 1932, my parents moved to Ulm, where my father joined a trustee company as partner. My father took over this company as sole proprietor in 1933. In Ulm, I attended the Oberschule [Note 1] for girls through the matriculation examination (Abitur).
Note 1: Non-classical secondary school.