During my Christmas vacation from December 22, 1942 to January 6, 1943, which I spent in my homeland in Saarbrücken, I got together with an old classmate Dr. Heinrich Bollinger, whose parents also live in Saarbrücken. I already had planned to travel to Bonn during my Christmas vacation to visit acquaintances there. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 1942
Attorney’s account: Christmas 1942
When she returned home over Christmas break in 1942, she was in the happiest of moods.
Source: April 7, 1943 petition from Karl Götz to People’s Court
Gisela at home over the holidays
While I was at home over the holidays, I told myself that I did not wish to be infatuated with him. I definitely wanted to pursue my studies.
Source: Gisela Schertling’s C.V.
Christmas 1942, Monheim/Schmorell
Question: Do you know a director of Trumpf Chocolate Factory in the Rhineland and what connection you and Hans Scholl maintained with him? Continue reading
Inge Scholl gives Grimminger Christmas present
With regards to Inge Scholl, I can only say that she concerns herself with high philosophical questions or rather reads books like that. For example, when I was arrested, the book “Panorama” was found [in my house]. Inge Scholl had given it to me for Christmas. Continue reading
Eickemeyer home for the holidays
On December 23, 1942, I traveled from Cracow to Munich to spend Christmas here and with my sister in Pöcking.
Source: Second interrogation of Manfred Eickemeyer, April 7, 1943
Willi Graf goes home for the holidays
During my Christmas vacation from December 22, 1942 to January 6, 1943, which I spent in my homeland in Saarbrücken…
Schmorell view of Otl Aicher
Question: How much does Otto Aicher know? Continue reading
Hans Scholl to Aachen?
Additionally, I do not know and do not believe that Hans Scholl would have visited my relatives in Aachen. I myself had nothing to do with such a visit. Continue reading
Sophie Scholl as bookkeeper
The accused Sophia Scholl knew that her brother was spending large sums of money on the production of the inflammatory pamphlets. She even acted as cashier for her brother, who did not worry very much about money matters. She was their bookkeeper and gave him the money he needed for these purposes. Continue reading
Grimminger re second fundraising trip
I myself do not understand how I came to give Hans Scholl 500 RM for his goals. In any case, I assumed that both of them would have no need for any more money before they reached their goals. Therefore the current regime would not be harmed. Continue reading
Return to Stuttgart
About three weeks later (to the best of my knowledge, it was before Christmas 1942), Hans Scholl returned to my office as he had said he would, alone. He told me that he had now made connections to the university in Stuttgart. Continue reading
Why Grimminger gave them money
Scholl’s second visit occurred shortly before Christmas. I recall this because he told me he wanted to use [Christmas] vacation to take a trip. He then immediately told me that several good friends [Note 1] of his had gotten entangled in a bad situation. These were economists, officers, and partly persons in high places who were trying to bring about peace talks with Russia. Continue reading
Second trip to Stuttgart re Grimminger
During this visit [November 1942], Grimminger did not give us any money, rather he said that he did not have any at that moment and that Scholl should contact him later, which he did in fact successfully do 2 weeks later. Continue reading
Second visit to Eugen Grimminger
About 8 days later, Hans Scholl traveled alone to visit Dr. Grimminger in Stuttgart to get money from him. When Scholl returned, I did not see any money, but I remember that Scholl said he had gotten RM 500 [$4,000] from Dr. Grimminger. I do not know what individual items were purchased with this money, because Sophia Scholl was the treasurer at that time. Continue reading
Hans Scholl accompanies Gisela to train station
He carried my luggage to the train station. I was actually surprised that he was so attentive to me, because after all, I had only known him for a few days. … Continue reading
Gisela Schertling meets Alexander Schmorell
Scholl introduced me to Schmorell there [at his apartment] around Christmas 1942. From that time on, I met Schmorell often in Scholl’s apartment. Continue reading
Gisela to concert with Scholls
We went to concerts a few times together. I noticed that Hans was very nice to me. He always asked if I would be coming along the next time too, and what I planned to do over the holidays. [He asked me] to return to Munich from Pössneck via Ulm [Note 1] and then return to Munich with them. Continue reading
Huber, Christmas 1942
Since Professor Huber maintains close contact with his pupils [Note 1] and invites them occasionally to his home, he also invited me to his house shortly before Christmas. Continue reading
Duplicating machine, one more time
Question: I have already asked you the question regarding how much the duplicating machine cost. You said 200 Marks [$1600.00]. Is that correct? Continue reading
Purchase of duplicating machine
My brother also purchased a new duplicating machine (brand unknown) from a local specialty store. It cost about 200 Marks [$1600.00]. Continue reading
Purchase of larger duplicating machine
In December 1942, I purchased the duplicating machine that was used for the operation in January and February 1943 from the Bayerle Company. This was a used “Roto Preziosa” machine, model no. 13 101. It cost 240 Marks [$1,920.00]. Continue reading
Gisela’s visits with Carl Muth
I also know that Hans Scholl
still had a close friendship [Note 1] with Professor Muth. But I never saw him in Scholl’s apartment or in Eickemeyer’s studio. Hans Scholl probably only visited him at his residence in Solln. Continue reading
Hans Scholl’s Christmas visit to Carl Muth
It occurs to me that I was in Prof. Muth’s residence once with Sophie Scholl, shortly before Christmas 1942, but only briefly. I was only introduced to Prof. Muth. Continue reading
Katharina’s doctoral work with Huber
Around Christmas 1942, I decided to do my doctoral work with him, since I have confidence in him. In this context, I visited Prof. Huber often in his residence in Gräfelfing. These visits were partly personal, but mostly had the goal of working on scholarly things. Continue reading
Anneliese Graf to Mandl-Str. 1
Also Graf’s sister, the student Anneliese Graf, sublet a room from the Berrsche family at the beginning of January.
Source: Third interrogation of Sophie Scholl, February 20, 1943
Bischoff’s view of Huber’s initiation
Around Christmas 1942, the accused Huber learned from Scholl and Schmorell – who in the meantime had returned from the Eastern Front – that they were the authors and disseminators of the “White Rose” leaflet.
Source: Indictment dated April 8, 1943
Kurt Huber and theodicy discussion
Following one of his [Huber’s] lectures, I was unclear about one of the points he had touched upon with regards to Leibnitz (sic). I asked him to give me a more comprehensive explanation on the subject than he had given in his lecture. Continue reading
Initiation of Kurt Huber (Schmorell)
Hans Scholl and I told Prof. Huber about this only after we returned from serving on the Eastern Front (November 1942). … Continue reading
Gisela Schertling: Accommodation address
When I am asked whether Sophie Scholl ever told me what was behind the ‘accommodation address’ of Hildegard Schüle, I must say that that is not the case. I had no idea what relation there was to the letters that bore the return address of Hildegard Schüle. I never opened any of these letters. Continue reading
Setting up accommodation address
Remonstrance and question: By interrogation [Note 1], it has been irreproachably determined that the Scholl siblings gave your address as an accommodation address [Note 2]. Why did you keep silent on that point? In what quantity and from whom did the Scholl siblings receive letters or other materials at your address? Continue reading
Gisela tries to assert NS views
I myself have a good National Socialist education. Especially during the initial phases of my friendship with the Scholl siblings, I always stood up for National Socialist issues.
Sophie Scholl introduces Gisela Schertling to Hans
In Munich, her friend [Note 1] from Labor Service introduced her to her brother. She became a victim of that man. Continue reading
Gisela meets Hans Scholl
The next day, she took me to their apartment. There I was introduced to her brother.
Source: Gisela Schertling’s C.V.
Gisela meets Hans Scholl
I met him 14 days before Christmas 1942. I had just come to Munich around that time. Sophie Scholl was the person who introduced me to Hans. Continue reading
Gestapo summary re Schertling-Hans Scholl
Sophie Scholl was also the person who awakened her interest in her brother Hans. She brought them together [Note 1] on the occasion of her coming to Munich to study in the Winter Semester 1942/43. Continue reading
Consideration of an umbrella organization
I quickly abandoned thoughts of creating an effective organization, because such an undertaking was not possible due to time constraints. These thoughts only fleetingly crossed my mind at the beginning of January 1943. Continue reading
Alexander Schmorell re new direction
After we (Scholl and I) were back in Munich at the end of 1942, we got together often. In addition to scholarly matters, we also debated political things.
Placeholder date: “At the end of 1942.”
Source: Schmorell’s initial interrogation.
Considerations regarding leaflets
I readily knew that our conduct was intended to put an end to the current regime. I wished to achieve this goal by reaching broad classes of the population with suitable propaganda. Continue reading
Purchase of Roto Präziosa duplicating machine
I believe she [Sophie Scholl] paid me back RM 50 [$400] once, because I spent at least RM 230 [$1,840] to purchase the duplicating machine etc. The rest of the money surely was spent to buy stamps, paper, envelopes, etc. Continue reading