What Hans shouted to Gisela

The first time I saw Hans Scholl again after that was when he was being led away by police officials. I immediately knew that he had been seen while distributing leaflets at the university.

When he called out to me, “Alex is at home, tell him I won’t be there this evening,” I immediately knew that I was supposed to tell Schmorell (whom I suspected was at Hans Scholl’s apartment) that he – that is, Hans Scholl – had been arrested.

If I had seen Schmorell in the apartment, I would have told him that Hans had been arrested for distributing leaflets at the university. Under these circumstances, it was clear to me that Hans had disseminated the leaflets shortly beforehand at the university.


Source: April 1, 1943 interrogation of Gisela Schertling

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