According to the Gestapo, a copy of Leaflet II [sic] was mailed to Dr. Hans Halm, National Librarian, Munich, Hildegardstr. 1/3 at 6 p.m. It was mailed from Post Office 23.
Source: ZC13267, report detailing leaflets that had been turned in to the Gestapo (35-38). The report was not dated.
In the Summer of 1942, the so-called “Leaflets of the White Rose” were distributed throughout Munich by mail. The inflammatory pamphlets contained attacks against National Socialism, particularly against its cultural-political endeavors. Continue reading
In addition, the leaflets contain the challenge to exercise passive resistance and to prevent the continuation of the “atheistic” war machine before it is too late and before every last city lies in ruins just like Cologne and before the youth of the nation bleed to death for the “hubris of a subhuman” (White Rose No. 1).
Source: Indictment dated April 8, 1943
For the first time in the summer of 1942, Hans Scholl and I agreed to publish a document against National Socialism. Both of us wrote a draft, which we later compared simultaneously. The result of this train of thought was the publication of the “White Rose” leaflet. Continue reading
In the summer of 1942, Scholl and Schmorell decided to publish leaflets that opposed the National Socialist government. Each of them prepared a draft of a leaflet independent of one another. Continue reading
Leaflets of the White Rose I.
Nothing is more shameful to a civilized nation than to allow itself to be “governed” by an irresponsible clique of sovereigns who have given themselves over to dark urges – and that without resisting. Continue reading