Hans Scholl probably did not tell the other participants that I knew about their activities. I assume this because Hans Scholl later told me expressly that in case I should ever be interrogated by the police, I should not deter from my statements that I knew nothing about the matter and that I knew nothing about it at all. I should not say anything under any circumstance. Continue reading
On Friday, February 12, 1943, around 8:15 pm, I traveled to Gaissach near Lenggries to go skiing.
I certainly did not learn about this leaflet until Thursday or Friday before the week of Scholl’s arrest. I can specifically recall that it was the leaflet “Students” [Kommilitonen]. Continue reading
But I did not stuff these in the envelopes nor did I do anything else to get them ready to mail. I only helped put away the leaflets and store them in the desk.
At the end, I had a feeling of indifference with regards to all that happened. I did not have the emotional strength to fight the things that were piling on top of me. Continue reading
However, the second and third times the graffiti appeared, I did think about Hans Scholl. But I only learned about it [for sure] when he showed me the leaflet. Continue reading
When Hans Scholl’s political activity became especially evident the week before his arrest and he and his accomplice Schmorell stayed in the apartment nights, Schertling became convinced that the two of them were involved in treasonous activity. Her suspicions were strengthened when she was with Hans Scholl daily (and spent the night there) the week before his arrest when Sophie Scholl was gone. Continue reading
I only know about the leaflet “Fellow Students”. I admit that I helped Hans Scholl hide these leaflets in his desk.
Schertling admitted that on the occasion of a visit with Hans Scholl on February 12, 1943, she saw a copy of the leaflet “Fellow Students” in Hans Scholl’s room immediately after it had been printed. Continue reading
After I have been urgently admonished to tell the truth, I must admit that I saw the leaflets to students called “Students” [Kommilitonen] in Hans Scholl’s room. This was the day before they took these things (that is, the leaflets) out of Scholl’s apartment. Continue reading
Schertling also learned about the existence of the leaflets on February 12, 1943.
Source: April 5, 1943 Gestapo memorandum
On the evening when I discovered the leaflets, I saw a large number of envelopes
contained lying on the table. As I saw for myself, some of these already contained leaflets. Some of them were lying [there] folded.
Schmorell must have left about a hour earlier. [Referring to her arrival at the Scholls’ apartment at 7 p.m.]
Last Friday, I visited him for the last time in his apartment. At this moment, I could not say whether his sister (who lives in the same apartment) was also present. During these visits, we primarily discussed literary matters more than any other topic. As far as I know Hans Scholl, he is among those German men who have dedicated themselves to a German victory. Incidentally, I am shocked that such a question could even be posed during this time of war. Continue reading
Before I left [to go skiing], I stopped by Scholl’s apartment around 4 pm, where Hans Scholl or Schmorell were already busy typing the stencil for the leaflet entitled “
German Students” or “Fellow Students”. In my presence, Scholl and Schmorell began the production of that leaflet. At first, it was not working properly. And finally, I had to leave because I had to get ready for my trip. Continue reading
It is possible that I saw the student Jaeger [Note 1] in Scholl’s apartment on either February 12 or 13, 1943. On that occasion, Jaeger brought Scholl a book from the National Library [Staatsbibliothek]. They talked for about half an hour. Willi Graf was also present. I could tell from the conversation which primarily was about literary matters that Jaeger had studied at the University of Freiburg. Continue reading
I believe I saw Jaeger – probably a student from Munich, address unknown – in Scholl’s apartment only once. On that occasion, Jaeger brought Hans Scholl a book by Gerhard Ritter. Continue reading
Either the next day, or the day after that, Hans Scholl and I set about getting our leaflets ready to mail. We used an older student directory (I believe Scholl owned something like that) and randomly copied out the addresses of students [Note 1] who lived in Munich. Continue reading