The American typewriter

It was impossible to determine which specific German system the typewriter in question utilizes. Currently, an investigation is underway to determine whether it could be a foreign-made typewriter. In this context it is interesting to note that in the opinion of the State Police Headquarters in Vienna it is possible that the typewriter in question is a foreign-made model (Remington and Underwood brands).

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Note: Alexander Schmorell borrowed this American-made typewriter from his friend and neighbor, Karl Pötzl. Pötzl was a loyal Nazi, an SS-man. But he was Alex’s friend. As you will see, sometimes the Gestapo and the court system worried more about this typewriter than they did about the people they were interrogating.

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Source: ZC13267, Schaefer’s February 11, 1943 memorandum

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