Hans Scholl’s 1937 arrest (summary)

The State Police Headquarters in Stuttgart brought charges of “bündische” [Note 1] activities against the accused Scholl and his brother Werner and his sister Inge, which led to their being taken into temporary custody.


Note 1: Participating in youth groups other than Hitler Youth. The charges were brought even though Hans and Inge remained members of Hitler Youth. These were not the only charges brought against Hans Scholl in December 1937.


Source: ZC13267, Indictment (42 – 43)

Schmorell – Oath of Allegiance

When I joined the German army in 1937 (I volunteered), I swore the oath of allegiance to the Führer. However, I freely admit that even then, I had inhibitions about so doing, but I attributed them to unfamiliar military life. I hoped I would develop another mindset in the ensuing time. But I was wrong, because in only a short time I sank into such inner conflict [Note 1], whenever I considered that on the one hand I was wearing a German uniform, and on the other hand that I cared about Russia. At that time, I did not believe that there would ever be war with Russia. Continue reading