Request for return of typewriter
/Stamp: Sent by Registered Mail!/
Secret State Police [Gestapo]
State Police Headquarters Munich
Account No. 6/142 with the Reichs Bank Munich
Account No. 5587 with the Post Bank Munich
Vol. No. 13 226/43 IIA/Mah. [Mahler]
Munich, July 19, 1943
Brienner Str. 50
Please refer to the above date and reference when responding to this correspondence.
/Stamp: Attorney General’s Office of the Reich
July 23, 1943/
To the Chief Prosecutor of the Reich, People’s Court
Bellevue Str. 15
Regarding: Criminal proceedings against Scholl et al
Prev. correspondence: Your ref. File Number 1 H. 47/43
Enclosures: 1 request accompanied by Power of Attorney
With regards to the request dated July 1, 1943 from Attorney Deisinger and the typewriter he mentions that belongs to the chemical engineer Karl Pötzl [Note 1], single, born November 21, 1919 in Vienna, residing in Munich, Harthauser Str. 109 – this concerns a portable typewriter, Remington brand (Model No. NL 82533 M).
This typewriter was used by Scholl and others to prepare the leaflets of the “White Rose”, the “Resistance Movement” and “Fellow Students”. On February 19, 1943, it was found in the basement of Eickemeyer’s studio in Munich at Leopold Str. 38 and secured. On February 22, 1943, it was presented as evidence in the trial of Hans Scholl et al for crimes of high treason (file number 1 H 47/43 [Note 2]). The trial of that date was carried out by the People’s Court at the Palace of Justice in Munich. Nothing is known in this office of the whereabouts of this typewriter.
I therefore request a jurisdictional decision regarding the following request from Attorney Deisinger.
/Signature: [Illegible]/ [Likely Gestapo agent Anton Mahler]
/Illegible handwritten note at bottom of page/
Note 1: Stamped “Reg” before his name.
Note 2: Scribbled in margin: 38 8735/43 Scholl et al.
Source: ZC13267 (84)