Alexander Schmorell – in search of a hiding place

I arrived at the Munich-Thalkirchen train station on February 24, 1943 around 10 p.m. and took the streetcar from there to Kurfürstenplatz. Once I arrived, I thought about Dr. Uppleger; she lives at Schönererplatz 2. I wanted to ask this woman if I could spend the night at her house.

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Source: RGWA, February 26, 1943 interrogation of Alexander Schmorell.

Alexander Schmorell in Walchensee

The night of February 20 / 21, 1943, I spent the night at Pension Edeltraud [Note 1] in Walchensee. I filled out the registration card with the name Nikolai Nikolaeff. Before I forged this name, I had torn the photograph out of my student identification card and crudely pasted it inside Nikolaeff’s Bulgarian passport. I destroyed Nikolaeff’s photograph. Continue reading

Nikolai’s passport

That same day, because I did not know where I should go, I twice looked up the Bulgarian student Nikolai Nikolaeff (he lives at Isabella Str. 26, Munich). The second time, Nikolaeff allowed me to wait in his room for a short time. I used the opportunity to steal Nikolaeff’s passport, so I would have another form of identification for my flight. Continue reading

Report of search (Schmorell)

Secret State Police [Gestapo] – Munich, February 19, 1943
State Police Headquarters Munich

Vol. No. 13 226/43 II A Sond./Za. [Special Commission – Zacher]

Report of Search

As ordered, a thorough search of the furnished room belonging to single medical student Alexander Schmorell –born September 16, 1917 in Orenburg, residing at Benediktenwand Str. 12, second floor, Munich, his parents’ home – was undertaken by police deputy Grimm (District II B) and the undersigned. Continue reading

List of suspects

[Note 1] Scholl cited the following as motive: Prior to [Note 2] Stalingrad, he was a soldier. There he was able to determine that the German army would never be capable of defeating the Russians. Germany would absolutely lose the war and therefore it was preferable that the war ended before that happened. Every additional day that war was waged meant more unnecessary bloodshed and could not be justified by the leadership. Therefore, students and the intelligentsia should purge the National Socialist system from the people. Continue reading

Elisabeth Schmorell: Turn yourself in

On February 19, 1943, I called home again and this time was able to speak with my mother. My mother told me on the telephone that the police were there and that it would be good if I would voluntarily turn myself in. I told my mother I would, but in reality there was no way I could even consider that.

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Source: RGWA, February 26, 1943 interrogation of Alexander Schmorell.

Alex and Willi strategize

Not suspecting a thing, I met him. Schmorell told me that he had learned that two people had been arrested that morning at the university as they were distributing leaflets. He had called the Scholls in their apartment and no one had answered. He therefore had suspected that someone had arrested Scholl and his sister. Continue reading