Sophie Scholl on “Down With Hitler” template (v.1)
Question: When we searched the rooms of Eickemeyer’s studio, or rather its basement, we found among other things a template used to write the words “Down with Hitler.” In addition, we found 1 pair of gloves, paint, and paint brushes etc. What do you know about the procurement of the template and accessories and their use?
Answer: I am seeing the template in front of me for the very first time. I did not have the slightest idea of its existence.
In connection with this question, I can recall that about three weeks ago I saw small metal strips about 6 – 8 mm [1/4-1/3”] wide. At the time, I had no idea what they could be.
Since I did not give it a second thought, I did not ask my brother where the metal strips came from. But now that I have seen this template, I believe that the metal strips originated with the cut-out of the letters. The metal strips [that I saw] were the same kind of tin that I see here in this template.
Source: Third interrogation of Sophie Scholl, February 20, 1943