Defense counsel named for three women
Dr. Diepold was appointed attorney for the accused Gisela Schertling, Dr. Deppisch for the accused Katharina Schüddekopf, and Mr. Klein for the accused Traude [sic] Lafrenz. …
In addition, an oral indictment for aiding and abetting in the preparation for high treason, for aiding and abetting the enemy, and for demoralizing the armed forces was entered against:
1.) Gisela Schertling from Munich, born on February 9, 1922 in Pössneck, single, no prior convictions, in temporary custody since February 18, 1943
2.) Katharina Schüddekopf from Munich, born February 8, 1916 in Magdeburg, single, no prior convictions, in temporary custody since [illegible] 1943.
An oral indictment for [criminal] offenses against §139 St.GB was entered against:
3.) Traude (sic) Lafrenz from Munich, born on May 3, 1919 in Hamburg, single, no prior convictions, in temporary custody since March 15, 1943.
The presiding judge called the attention of the accused Susanne Hirzel, Gisela Schertling and Katharina Schüddekopf to the fact that their sentence could possibly be based on collusion and not just “aiding and abetting” and gave them the opportunity to defend themselves in this matter as well.