I disobeyed the orders given in my unit (Student Company) and did not participate in the student assembly at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, following which a demonstration broke out, because I was not interested in the Gauleiter’s speech. Continue reading
Daily Archives: January 13, 1943
Alexander Schmorell re meeting with Huber
If I am asked what circle of persons had knowledge about the Scholl siblings’ mode of operation, I would be able to name Professor Huber, whom I met in the University of Munich. About 4 weeks ago, Prof. Huber paid a visit to the Scholl siblings in their residence. At that time, we (Hans Scholl and I) initiated Prof. Huber into our plans. We believed him to be a man who was opposed to National Socialism. Continue reading
Alexander Schmorell re meeting with Kurt Huber (continued)
Since I returned from serving on the Eastern Front, I have met Prof. Huber twice in Scholl’s residence. At these meetings, we naturally spoke about military and political matters. We could determine that Prof. Huber does not agree with many current National Socialist issues. Continue reading
Traute Lafrenz at Scholls’ apartment
I saw Traute Lafrenz in Scholl’s apartment twice, and likewise in Eickemeyer’s studio twice. Continue reading
Willi Graf looks at fifth leaflet
Late one afternoon in the middle of January 1943 when I was visiting Scholl in his apartment, he gave me a typewritten draft of the leaflet entitled “To the Germans” to read in the presence of his sister Sophie. I read this draft without making any comments either for or against its contents. If I remember correctly, the 2nd part of this draft talked about the establishment of a so-called federalist State. Continue reading
Bischoff’s view of Leaflet V
After several additional meetings and political debates, Huber declared his agreement with the publication of leaflets. However, their distribution was to be limited to Southern Germany, because it alone was accessible for thoughts of an established, freedom-oriented form of government. Continue reading
Gisela Schertling: Kurt Huber visits Scholls
I saw Professor Huber at Scholl’s [apartment] only once. This was 14 days before Harnack’s visit.
Source: Gisela Schertling’s interrogation dated March 29, 1943
Leaflet V discussion with Kurt Huber (Schmorell)
Question: How did the second (sic) leaflet “Resistance Movement in Germany” come about, who worked on it, and who distributed it? Continue reading
Kurt Huber visits Hans Scholl
But I also remember seeing him [Kurt Huber] there [Hans Scholl’s apartment] once in January. On that occasion, I saw him for about half an hour. Lafrenz was there as well. But on that occasion I could not tell whether treasonous conversations were held.
Alexander Schmorell re the BMW leaflet
I know nothing about the leaflet “10 Years of National Socialism”. Till now, I have known nothing about the existence of such a leaflet and therefore I cannot make any useful statements regarding the publisher and distributor of this treasonous flyer.
Source: RGWA, February 26, 1943 interrogation of Alexander Schmorell.
Fifth leaflet, additional comments by Harder
Yesterday’s expert analysis, page 3, number 4, Christian overtones: This now comes clearly into view. Christian expressions multiply. … E 38, cloak of wisdom (compare with A 26). … Continue reading
Gestapo comments about fifth leaflet
1. The catchphrase of B is “Freedom and Honor”; the catchphrase “Freedom” reappears in A 53. Indeed, the eye of the person interested in freedom typically falls on “every individual”. (A 51; B 37; correspondingly in B 12, it says “personal freedom”.) In the political-historical view of the author, a new “war of independence” [Note 1] is beginning (A 24); it is very characteristic for this author that this phrase is not used casually on the spur of the moment, but is part of his well-thought-out historical thesis. … Continue reading