Bischoff’s view of Huber-Harnack meeting

During this time, Harnack had a political discussion with the accused Huber, during which Huber championed federalist ideas and Harnack – at least from the accused Huber’s point of view – championed Communist ideas.

Huber and Harnack agreed however that the war was lost. The topic of this discussion was what new form of government should exist once Germany lost the war.

At a subsequent meeting, Harnack learned that Scholl and his friends had painted the graffiti in Munich. Finally, he also learned that they planned to publish a new leaflet that was also subversive.


Editor’s note: This text adds to the confusion surrounding the three meetings with Falk Harnack during the second week of February 1943. Despite this confusion, it is clear that Falk Harnack met with Alexander Schmorell, Hans Scholl, and Willi Graf before the meeting the Professor Huber. So the narrative here (“at a subsequent meeting”) further muddles the narrative.

It is important to remember that the Gestapo, prosecutor, and Judge Freisler were not concerned about getting the facts straight. Therefore neither indictment nor verdict should be given too much weight. These two documents are most useful for comprehending the official National Socialist response to White Rose resistance in particular, and civil disobedience in general.


Source: Indictment dated April 8, 1943

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