Verdict (short), Hans Scholl’s file
/8J 35/43, IH 47/43/
In the Name of the German People
In the criminal case against
1) Hans Fritz Scholl from Munich, born in Ingersheim on September 22, 1918,
2) Sophia Magdalena Scholl from Munich, born May 9, 1921 in Forchdenberg [sic],
3) Christoph Hermann Probst from Aldrans near Innsbruck, born November 6, 1919 in Murnau,
currently in interrogative custody with regards to the matter of traitorous aiding and abetting of the enemy, preparations for high treason, and demoralization of the armed forces –
The First Council of the People’s Court, pursuant to the trial of February 22, 1943, in which the following participated:
President of the People’s Court, Dr. Freisler, presiding
Director of the Regional Court Stier
Deputy Secretary of State and SA-Gruppenführer Köglmaier
As Representative of the Chief Prosecutor of the Reich: Reich Attorney Weyersberg.
The above have acknowledged as just: That during a time of war, the accused used leaflets to call for sabotage of armaments and for the overthrow of the National Socialist way of life; they have propagated defeatist thinking and vilified the Führer in a most vulgar manner, thereby aiding and abetting the enemies of the Reich and demoralizing our armed forces.
They are therefore to be punished by death.
They have forfeited their honor as citizens for ever.
The accuracy of this copy is herewith certified and the enforceability of the judgment is herewith confirmed in writing.
Berlin, February 23, 1943
/Signature: Thiele/, Senior Judicial Officer, serving as Chief Court Clerk for the Bureau
/Handwritten: Received/ /Stamp: February [illegible], 1943/ /Initialed: [illegible]/
To the Chief Prosecutor of the Reich, People’s Court, with 9 certified copies and 9 regular copies.
Source: ZC13267 (232 – 233)