Sophie Scholl picks up suitcase from Mandl-Str. 1

Question: What kind of relationship do you have to Willi Graf’s sister, Anneliese Graf, or rather what has she had to do with your propaganda activity?

Answer: I saw Anneliese Graf for the first time when I retrieved a suitcase from my previous landlady, Mrs. Berrsche. This was in December 1942 at the beginning of the month. On that occasion, Miss Graf was introduced to me by her brother. I talked with her briefly, however only about questions pertaining to her course of study.

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I have been in contact with Anneliese Graf only on 8 – 10 occasions. Our conversations revolved solely around literary, musical, or other fields of scholarship, never however around politics. Though I cannot say so conclusively, I believe that Miss Graf is completely apolitical. I insist now as I did before that Anneliese Graf did not have the slightest thing to do with our propagandistic activity, not with the production of the leaflets, or the procurement or addressing of envelopes. I am completely convinced that she never suspected a thing.


Source: Third interrogation of Sophie Scholl, February 20, 1943

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