The leaflet inside Hans Scholl’s pocket

I picked up one of these leaflets and stuck it in the inside pocket of my coat without reading it. It was only later, namely while I was being held in the trustee, that I read this leaflet.

When I left my apartment around 10:30 this morning, I found a letter in my mailbox. The envelope was white and it had been addressed by hand: Mr. Hans Scholl, Munich, Franz-Josef Str. 13, Garden House. I briefly skimmed the letter in the foyer of my apartment and then tore it up. I stuck the individual bits of paper in my coat pocket.

It is incorrect to say that I tried to get rid of the bits of paper in the trustee’s office. When ordered to by the policemen, I emptied my pockets. In so doing, several of the bits of paper fell out of my pocket and onto the floor, and I picked them up myself.


Note: In this first part of Hans Scholl’s second interrogation, he is still trying to claim that the leaflet he ripped up was the one that had been distributed at campus that morning.


Source: Hans Scholl’s second interrogation, February 18, 1943

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