Sophie Scholl’s revised story

Question: Due to the circumstances under which you were apprehended in the university, you and your brother are currently under strong suspicion of having brought the leaflets in question into the university inside the suitcase and distributed them there. There are a number of circumstances that justify this suspicion. I hereby strongly advise you to tell the unqualified truth specifically with regards to this question, without consideration of contingent minor details.

Answer: Despite earnest remonstrations and exhortations, I must continue to deny that I had even the least to do with the production and distribution of the leaflets in question. I do indeed see that circumstantial evidence against me and my brother is very strong and that if the correct perpetrators are not in fact apprehended, this deed will likely be pinned on us because of the suspicious circumstances.


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

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