Sophie Scholl re Jakob Schmid (v.1)

As already mentioned, we paused on the way up the stairs to pick up leaflets and to briefly read them as we continued to walk. That slowed our pace even further. Just as we had decided to go downstairs – from the third to the second floor – a man stormed up to us, grabbed my brother by the arm and said, “I place you under arrest!” …

Question: When you met the university’s maintenance man today around 11 am in the university building, your suitcase was completely empty. That is conspicuous because you were allegedly on the way to the train station to go home. What do you have to say to that?

Answer: From the 6th to Sunday, February 14, 1943, I was visiting my parents in Ulm. When I returned to Munich, I brought [clean] sheets for my brother and me. I had taken our dirty laundry to Ulm on February 6. In the meantime, we do not have any more dirty laundry, and there was not anything else that I needed to take home with me.

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Source: First interrogation of Sophie Scholl, February 18, 1943

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