Schertling arraignment

File No. ER 3 Gs 288/43
Munich 7, April 6, 1943

District Court Munich
Mariahilfplatz 17
Department of Criminal Court
(Investigative Judge.)

Interrogation of the Accused in the Criminal Matter in the Investigation of against Schertling Gisela for High Treason.

Present: Ober- [sic].
District Court Judge: Dietz
Court Clerk: Dietz

The accused, led forth from Neudeck prison, was interrogated in accordance with §136St.PO. as follows:

To her person: Schertling Gisela, other personal details waived.

/Form 11, J.G. Weiβ’che Buchdruckerei and Publishing House, Munich/

He / She said: [Blank]

With regards to the matter, the accused said:

I make reference to my previous statements and make them a part of my testimony. Inasmuch as I have confessed my guilt during the police interrogation, I also hereby make that confession as part of this judicial hearing.

I admit in particular that I knew that Hans Scholl and Willi Graf participated in the graffiti operation at the university, or at least I could assume so from the circumstances. I myself cannot explain why I did not denounce them. I only know about the leaflet “Fellow Students”. I admit that I helped Hans Scholl hide these leaflets in his desk. Sophie Scholl and I mailed a larger number of these kinds of leaflets in a mailbox at the corner of Franz Josef and Leopold Str. I did not count the leaflets. There may have been 20 [sic]. It was a handful. I did not count them.

Therefore, a warrant for her arrest is herewith issued.

The accused is strongly suspected of a felony offense, of aiding [and abetting the enemy] in accordance with §49, of the felony of highly treasonous activity in accordance with §83/II, of coincidence with 1 felony of aiding and abetting the enemy in accordance with §91b, and of a felony of demoralizing the army in accordance with §5/I Z. 1 of the KSt.VO, 73 St.GB., and 1 failure to report in accordance with §74 StGB.

Arrest is warranted because [blank].

Read aloud: [blank]

/Signed: Gisela Schertling/, Accused

[blank], Interpreter

/Signed: Dietz/, Judge

[blank], Document Clerk

/Handwritten: Schertling Gisela/

/Stamp: District Attorney’s Office, Munich I, April 8, 1943/

/Stamp and handwritten: 1 Js-So 454/43/

Order for acceptance Release for prison is issued.

With files to the District Attorney’s Office Munich I, Department I So.

Investigative Judge: /Signed: Dietz/

/Second Signature: [Fretz?] [could be Dietz]/


Source: Schertling/Schüddekopf (72 – 74)

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