Katharina Schüddekopf arraignment

File No. ER 3 Gs 313/43
District Court Munich
Mariahilfplatz 17

Munich 7, April 10, 1943

Department of Criminal Court
(Investigative Judge.)

Interrogation of the Accused

In the Interrogation of In the Criminal Matter against Schüddekopf Katharina for Suspicion of 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: Schüddekopf Katharina, other personal details waived [Note 1].

/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 political statements and make them a part of my testimony. I met Scholl [Handwritten: Illegible] in the manner I described. I received a copy of the third edition of the leaflet “White Rose” from Scholl in the university. I took the leaflet home and read it. In November 1942, I gave the leaflet in question to Miss Lafrenz [Note 2] when she asked for it. I did not think that any of my actions were criminal.

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 StGB, 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.

Arrest is warranted because a felony is the basis of the investigation. In addition because of the severe penalty that is expected.

Read aloud: /Signed: Schüddekopf/, Accused

[Blank], Interpreter

/Signed: Dietz/, Judge

[Blank], Document Clerk

/Stamp: District Attorney’s Office, April 13, 1943, Munich 1/

/Handwritten: Schüddekopf [Illegible]/

1 FL Js-So 486-43

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/

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Note 1: Remainder of page was crossed out.

Note 2: Original typewritten name said Lafarine. This was crossed out and Lafrenz handwritten in its place.

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Source: Schertling/Schüddekopf (123 – 125)

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