Wolf Jaeger visits Hans Scholl

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.

In that context, Hans Scholl asked for information about a history professor named Gerhard Ritter. Jaeger said that he knew this Ritter. Then Hans Scholl asked if it would be possible to get Ritter to come to Munich, because he wanted to discuss various questions with him. Jaeger agreed to try to act as intermediary for a meeting with Ritter.

It now occurs to me that the book that Jaeger brought was a book of essays by Gerhard Ritter. I do not know why Hans Scholl wanted to meet Ritter. He only told me that Ritter was a fine and objective scholar. I do not know whether a meeting with Ritter ever took place. I never saw Jaeger in Scholl’s apartment again. But I could tell from their conversation that they were well acquainted.


Note 1: Throughout Gisela’s interrogations, incorrectly written Jäger.


Source: March 31, 1943 interrogation of Gisela Schertling

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