Alexander Schmorell re Leaflet I

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.

Since we did not have a typewriter for production of such a leaflet, I borrowed one from my school friend Michael Pötzel [sic], residing at Harthauser Str. 109. I emphasize that I hoodwinked Pötzel by telling him I needed it for my studies. Pötzel therefore did not know what I intended to do when I borrowed his typewriter. After we typed this leaflet, I gave the typewriter (Remington brand) back to Pötzel.

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Date based on writing first draft of leaflet, not date of first mailing of Leaflet I.

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Source: Alexander Schmorell’s initial interrogation.

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