I knew how he [Hans Scholl] and his acquaintances, whom I gradually got to know, thought.
Initially, such disgust arose in me, an immediate physical discomfort, whenever they would talk. It was so stupid that what they said often was completely opposite to what I felt was true. Continue reading
Until her arrest, she was almost exclusively with the Scholl siblings. She often stayed in their apartment. In so doing, she was a witness to the treasonous words uttered by Hans Scholl and his circle on several occasions. Continue reading
Question: In your judgment, what were the political viewpoints of Hans Scholl, his sister Sophie Scholl, the artist Wilhelm Geyer, the physiotherapist Harald Dohrn, and the medical students Alexander Schmorell and Willi Graf? Continue reading
Remonstrance: You have repeatedly stated that you recognized Hans Scholl’s treasonous attitudes because of statements he made. However, you have continually defended yourself with the assertion that you considered Hans Scholl’s political speechmaking to be only empty phrases and word games. Do you wish to continue to make this assertion? Continue reading
Question: If you left Munich for Cracow on January 12, 1943 and Geyer has stated that you were present during at least one get-together, then that had to have taken place before your departure. Do you know a Harald Dohrn from Wiessee and what kind of meetings took place with him? Continue reading
However, it is absolutely possible that Schertling learned of our treasonous attitudes [Note 1] through various discussions. But I cannot recall that in her presence anything was ever said about the necessity of rejecting the current regime. Continue reading
The second time that Rousset took part was also limited to literary matters. If I recall correctly, it took place around mid-January 1943. The Scholl siblings were present that evening. Politics was not discussed that evening. Continue reading
I have never at any time belonged to a political party or organization. I have also never adhered to any particular political point of view, because politics always was strange to me, which has particularly been the case in my more mature years. Continue reading
The spokesman during these meetings was (as was usually the case) Hans Scholl. Geyer also participated energetically in the political discussions. I know for certain that he was present when they talked about a revolt against the current regime. Continue reading
It was later, namely at the beginning of 1943, that he embraced the plan of establishing an organization that would disseminate his ideas. He supposedly has not yet made an attempt to rally like-minded people. Continue reading
Remonstrance: It has been proven through other statements that you were in Scholls’ apartment often and that you were alone with Scholl in his apartment occasionally as well. Continue reading
Since we have been in Munich, we [Gisela and the Scholl siblings] have been together nearly daily. Therefore I also met her brother Hans Scholl, who is studying medicine. I was also with him very often, both in the presence of his sister and also alone. When we were together, we often talked about politics.
Source: Initial interrogation of Gisela Schertling, February 18, 1943
Since I could not receive mail from Munich without my family’s noticing, I told Sophie Scholl that she should send all mail to me at the address:
Walter Hetzel, Ulm, Boden Str. 5. Continue reading