Alexander Schmorell re the Russian revolver

I bought the Russian-style revolver that was found in my parents’ residence along with 50 bullets from a student named Anton Wagner (residence unknown). I must correct this. Actually, Wagner sold this revolver to Hans Scholl, who gave me the revolver about 8 days before his arrest.

I do not know of any specific purpose for his giving me the revolver. I never particularly considered making use of this weapon if I were to be prosecuted [Note 1] for the publication and distribution of treasonous flyers. That is why I did not have the weapon on me; rather, I kept it in my room in my parents’ residence. …

To return once again to the possession of the revolver that was seized [from my residence]: I expressly declare that I did not carry this [revolver] during our graffiti operations, because I did not even own it at that time. The medical student named Anton Wagner will be able to give more details about precisely when he gave it to me. He gave it to me at the Bergmannschule. However, Wagner does not live there.


Note 1: Alt. pursued; alt. persecuted (“verfolgt”).


Source: RGWA, February 26, 1943 interrogation of Alexander Schmorell.

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