Verdict, second White Rose trial (Schmorell copy)

6 J 24 /43

1 H 101/43

IN THE NAME OF THE GERMAN PEOPLE

In the criminal case against Continue reading

Minutes of the trial

/Stamp: April 28, 1943/

Public Session of the 1st Council of the People’s Court

Munich, April 19, 1943 Continue reading

Verdict with reasons

2nd Trial Against the Students in Munich
April 19, 1943
Munich – Palace of Justice Continue reading

Cross-examination: Heinrich Guter

Guter attempts to excuse his failure to report on the basis of camaraderie. And indeed, we wish to raise our youth [to value] camaraderie, but in this case, it is uncalled for. One cannot grant camaraderie to people who exclude themselves from camaraderie with their treasonous actions. There are higher duties to the entire community at stake here.

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Source: Verdict with reason, second trial

Cross-examination: Hans Hirzel

His family wished to raise young Hirzel to be a respectable German. He is clearly sickly. He has endured a series of grave illnesses and leans to an intellectual preoccupation which in reality is nothing more than word play and a passion for experimentation. Barely even aware of what he was doing, this boy came under the influence of a vulgar girl – Sophie Scholl – and allowed her to take advantage of him. His confused quasi-philosophical attempts to explain his actions – although he was not in agreement with the leaflet – indeed appear not to be dishonest. But they do testify to his eccentricity. Continue reading

Gestapo memorandum in support of indictment

Secret State Police [Gestapo]
State Police Headquarters Munich

Munich, March 23, 1943 Continue reading

Hans Hirzel’s discussion with Walter Hetzel

However, in this context [speaking about the accommodation address] I would not like to keep silent about the fact that I had had political conversations with Hetzel on several occasions. He would have been able to ascertain that I would be receiving letters with political content and that I had secrets to keep in that regards. Continue reading

Alexander Schmorell’s visit in Ulm

Question: Who was present during the discussions in the residence of Scholl’s parents in Ulm?

Answer: With regards to the time in question, I must say in advance that this was not over Christmas, but rather November 1942 [Note 1],because I did not travel to Ulm over Christmas or New Year’s. Continue reading

Farewell party (Willi Graf)

Question: At the end of July 1942 before you were transferred to Russia, there was a going-away party at the studio of Eickemayer (sic) on Leopold Street. You took part in that party. In addition to yourself, who else took part in this party and what political topics were discussed thereby? Continue reading

Eickemeyer describes the farewell party

Question: What can you say about the farewell party that Hans Scholl held in your studio in the summer of 1942?

Answer: As I already stated yesterday, at that time Scholl (and sometimes his buddies [Note 1] came to my studio to talk about my work and about cultural things. I can also recall that once or twice he brought along women – his sister Sophie Scholl and I believe a student named Lafrenz. Continue reading