Alexander Schmorell re Leaflet VI

Following the events in Stalingrad, Scholl and I saw new motivation to produce a leaflet. While Scholl was very depressed about the events in Stalingrad, I (as someone who cared about Russia) was downright [Note 1] happy about the newly created strategic situation for the Russians. Both of us set about writing and distributing the new leaflet [entitled] “Students” [Note 2].

==========

Note 1: Since Alex used slang (“förmlich”), I chose to use a colloquialism as well in this translation.

Note 2: He used the more formal title (“Studentinnen, Studenten”), as opposed to the ‘Bavarian’ title they subsequently used, “Kommilitoninnen! Kommilitonen!”

General note: Professor Kurt Huber, and not Alexander Schmorell and Hans Scholl, wrote the sixth leaflet. Schmorell was still covering for Professor Huber at this point (February 25, 1943). However, it is very likely that both Schmorell and Scholl considered penning a leaflet after the defeat at Stalingrad.

==========

Source: Schmorell’s initial interrogation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s