Alexander Schmorell in Walchensee

The night of February 20 / 21, 1943, I spent the night at Pension Edeltraud [Note 1] in Walchensee. I filled out the registration card with the name Nikolai Nikolaeff. Before I forged this name, I had torn the photograph out of my student identification card and crudely pasted it inside Nikolaeff’s Bulgarian passport. I destroyed Nikolaeff’s photograph.

So I would not be recognized at a police checkpoint, I destroyed my student identification card, my pay book, and my savings account book during my flight. [Note 2]


Note 1: This hotel still exists (2006).

Note 2: He had already destroyed these items, several days before February 18. See Lilo Ramdohr’s memoirs.


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

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