Start of first trial

Appearing as defense counsel:

a.) Attorney Klein for the accused Hans and Sophia Scholl
b.) Attorney Dr. Ferdinand Seidl for the accused Probst.

Both Attorney Klein and Attorney Seidl were required to defend the accused by order of the court.

The trial began with the calling of witnesses and of expert witnesses.

The following persons appeared:

Jakob Schmied, Maintenance Man

The witnesses and expert witnesses were was made aware of the nature of the examination and the accused persons, admonished to make a true statement, as well as advised regarding the meaning of the oath and the legal consequences of perjury.

The accused made statements regarding their persons.

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Source: Handwritten trial transcript, February 22, 1943

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