Hans Scholl tells Gisela about the graffiti

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.

When I asked for an explanation about the leaflet, he said, “I also want to tell you that the graffiti at the university and in the city that you have read, Willi Graf and I painted those on various nights. We painted the slogan ‘Down with Hitler’ using a template and paintbrush. We painted the remaining slogan ‘Freedom’ at the university just with a paintbrush.”

Hans Scholl certainly never told me anything about the leaflets “Call to All Germans” or “White Rose”. I never learned about the existence of those leaflets on any other occasion. If that had been the case, I would certainly say so now, because I can see that it is best when one tells the whole truth.


Source: March 31, 1943 interrogation of Gisela Schertling

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