Alexander Schmorell re Leaflet V draft

Around mid-January [Note 1], we had the idea of publishing another leaflet. To this end, we both prepared a so-called draft, which we then discussed together and finally published as the leaflet “Call to All Germans!


Note 1: Added the word “neuerdings” to emphasize recentness of the idea.

Date is estimate. Since Professor Kurt Huber reviewed this leaflet on January 13, 1943, it had to have been written prior to that meeting.


Source: Schmorell’s initial interrogation.

Alexander Schmorell: Wilhelm Geyer

I did not know Mr. Geyer very well. Of course I saw him in Scholl’s apartment often, where he also took part in political discussions. I also visited him a couple of times at his studio. There I met a student named Feuerle. I met him [Feuerle] there only once. I cannot recall whether politics was ever discussed in his [Feuerle’s] presence. Continue reading

General information: Wilhelm Geyer and Gerhard Feuerle

We almost always hung out in [Hans] Scholl’s apartment, where we occupied ourselves with classical literature and magazines. It was then usually 2:30 pm when I left the apartment. Sometimes however I would stay all afternoon. In those cases, we usually ate supper together and often would talk until around midnight. Continue reading

Hans Scholl re Leaflet 5

The first leaflet was entitled “Call to all Germans”, the second one was a call to students. The text originated with me. I alone wrote the text alone in my room at home. I wrote the first draft out by hand and subsequently destroyed it.


Note: Although Hans Scholl has been presented with evidence against him, he continues to try to deceive the Gestapo interrogators. For instance, since they still have not connected the four White Rose leaflets to the last two, here he goes along with “first” and “second” referring to what we know to be Leaflets No. 5 and No. 6.-Ed.


Source: Hans Scholl’s second interrogation, February 18, 1943 (after 4 a.m.)

Fifth leaflet (indictment)

In January and February 1943, two different inflammatory pamphlets were circulated by means of distribution operations and by mail. One bears the inscription “Leaflets of the Resistance Movement in Germany” and the other “Fellow Students!” or “German Students!” In the first leaflet, the notion is developed that the war were heading for its certain end. Continue reading

Eickemeyer gives studio keys to Geyer

Only at the beginning of January 1943 when I met Wilhelm Geyer and after Hans Scholl had asked that I make my studio available to Geyer for the remainder of his local work (approximately 8 weeks) was there even the possibility that besides me and Mr. Mayer the janitor a third party could enter my studio. Continue reading