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.

In addition, we intended to continue our work in a suitable manner. At least in the beginning, but also later, we did not intend to take others into our confidence and recruit active conspirators. We decided not to do so because this seemed to be too dangerous.

My brother and I discussed precisely this question a short while ago. After weighing the pros and cons, we reached the conclusion that it would be too dangerous.

If I am now asked whether I still believe that I acted correctly, I must answer yes, namely for the reasons given at the outset.


Source: Second interrogation of Sophie Scholl, February 19, 1943

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