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).


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.


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

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