Sentencing requests (first trial)

The representative of the Chief Prosecutor of the Reich and the defense counsel for the accused were now permitted to state their cases.

The representative of the Chief Prosecutor of the Reich requested:

Against Hans Scholl, Sophia Scholl, Christoph Probst: For preparation for high treason, aiding and abetting the enemy, demoralization of the armed forces, and with Probst also for the crime of [listening to] illegal radio broadcasts, the death penalty and loss of all civil rights for the rest of their lives.

The defense counsel requested:

1.) Attorney Klein a.) For Hans Scholl, a just sentence;

b.) For Sophia Scholl, a mild punishment.

2.) Attorney Seidl for Probst: A mild punishment.

The accused were asked whether they had anything to add to their defense. They made their statement and were granted the last word.

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Source: Handwritten trial transcript, February 22, 1943

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