Weimar Gestapo to Munich Gestapo re Schertling
Secret State Police [Gestapo]
State Police Headquarters Weimar
Weimar, March 30, 1943
II A 1 – Vol. No. 994/43
To the Secret State Police [Gestapo], State Police Headquarters in Munich.
Regarding: Gisela Schertling, born February 9, 1922 and her parents Paul and Lotte Schertling.
Previous correspondence: Your telex dated March 13, 1943 – Vol. No. 13226/43.
Enclosure: 2 evaluations.
Enclosed please find the desired evaluations for Gisela Schertling and her parents.
Gisela Schertling lived in Weimar, Harth Str. 30, from April 20, 1938 to March 20, 1939. During this time, she did not appear here in either a political or criminal matter. The county and precinct leadership evaluate her as quiet and diligent.
By order of: Signed Jurk
Certified [this was a copy]: Liess
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[Note 1] National Socialist German Workers Party [NSDAP]
Precinct leader, Pössneck / Thuringia, March 18, 1943 Ho.
To the Secret State Police [Gestapo], State Police Headquarters, Weimar, Kegel Platz 1
Your file no. II A 1 – Vol. No. 994/43.
I respond to your letter dated March 16, 1943 as follows: Gisela Schertling is the oldest daughter of the co-owner of Gerold Verlag (large printing press) Paul Schertling and his wife Lotte nee Pressler. She was born on September 9, 1922 [sic]. From April 7, 1932 to Easter 1938, she attended Pössneck Secondary School. She belonged to J.V. [Jungmädel] from 1934 until she moved to Jena.
There is nothing negative about her politically. Her father and sister are Party members.
Gisela Schertling is a dreamer and religiously inclined. She is easily influenced, but not known for doing bad things. She is indifferent, not active, and aesthetically inclined.
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Police Department [not Gestapo]
Journal No. K – 256/43.
Pössneck, March 16, 1943
To the Secret State Police [Gestapo], State Police Headquarters, Weimar.
Regarding: Matter of high treason, Hans Scholl.
File No. or Previous Correspondence: Your telephone inquiry dated March 15, and March 16, 1943
Gisela Schertling was born in Pössneck on February 9, 1922 as the first legitimate daughter of the printing press owner Paul Schertling and his wife Charlotte nee Prässler [sic]. She lived at home when she was a child. She attended elementary school and then secondary school here in Pössneck. She took her Abitur here.
On April 20, 1938, Schertling moved to Weimar, Hardt Str. No. ?. On August 3, 1942, she returned here and registered [with the police] once again. On January 4, 1943, Schertling moved to Munich, Lindwurm Str. 13. She has not returned here since then.
Nothing negative is known regarding Schertling here. She has no prior convictions noted here, nor are any known. She is a political unknown [re police].
The same thing can be said for her parents. They enjoy a good reputation. Both are completely blameless. They are politically impeccable. The father has been a Party member since May 1, 1937. Their economic and family relationships are good.
Schertling’s father has been director of the Volkshochschule and Heimatschule in Pössneck for years. In addition to a few trade journals, his press has been publishing the “Pössnecker Zeitung” for over 100 years. These as well as the trade journals have always been nationalistic.
It therefore cannot be assumed that Gisela Schertling could do anything except think and act in a National Socialist manner.
By order of Signed Reiber.
Note 1: Although clearly the document below would have been on a separate page, in the file it simply follows at the bottom of the correspondence without a break.
Source: Schertling/Schüddekopf (63 – 65)