Scholl encounter with Willi Graf and Traute Lafrenz

Question: Did you meet anyone you knew on the way from your apartment to the university?

Answer: I did not meet anyone on the way, but directly in front of the entrance to the university on Ludwig Street, I met the medical student Willi Graf (resides at Mandl Str. 1 c/o Bersche [sic]) and the medical student Traude [sic] Lafrenz, residence unknown. Continue reading

Willi Graf leaves class early

I had to leave the lecture about 10:50 am, because I had to be in the neurology clinic on Nussbaum Street by 11:15 am. I did not see the Scholl siblings when I left the university. If I had encountered them, it would not have escaped my notice, because it is not often that people enter the university carrying a suitcase.


Source: Fourth interrogation of Willi Graf, February 26, 1943

Hans Scholl and the suitcase

Question and Remonstrance: There is reason to believe that you brought the leaflets to the university in the suitcase and threw them from the third floor into the Lichthof. Do you not wish to make a true statement before long?

Answer: It is not true that I brought the leaflets to the university in my suitcase and threw them from the third floor into the Lichthof. I hereby expressly state that I alone carried this suitcase from my apartment till I was apprehended by Schmied.


Source: Hans Scholl’s second interrogation, February 18, 1943 (after 4 a.m.)

How Hans Scholl received Probst’s leaflet (2nd interrogation)

Question: How did you come to have a copy of the letter that was found on your person – a letter that had already been ripped up? It began with the words “Stalingrad! 200,000 German brothers were sacrificed!”

Answer: When I left my apartment around 10:30 this morning, I found a letter in my mailbox. The envelope was white and it had been addressed by hand: Mr. Hans Scholl, Munich, Franz-Josef Str. 13, Garden House. I briefly skimmed the letter in the foyer of my apartment and then tore it up. I stuck the individual bits of paper in my coat pocket. … Continue reading

Leaving for the university

I made tea for us at home, then we left our apartment around 10:30 a.m. …

As my brother and I were leaving our apartment around 10:30 am, the mailbox was most certainly empty, because I had emptied it myself only an hour earlier. After emptying the mailbox, I locked it back up and hung the mailbox key on a nail inside the glass enclosure between the coat rack and the glass enclosure. Other keys hang on the same nail.

When we left the house at 10:30 am, my brother and I left the apartment together. While my brother was locking the door to the apartment, I waited for him either in the foyer or at the front door.

The house’s mailbox has a small glass window on the back side. Therefore whenever there is mail inside it, it is visible from outside the mailbox. When my brother and I left the house together at the stated time, the mailbox was most certainly empty, because I would have noticed had there been mail inside.

Question: Who carried the suitcase from the time you left the apartment until you were apprehended?

Answer: To the best of my knowledge, from the time we left the apartment until right before we were in front of the university building, my brother was carrying the suitcase. Once inside the building, we took turns carrying the suitcase. I do not know what else I can say. …

Question: There is therefore no doubt that when you left your apartment this morning, you waited by the front door of the garden house while your brother locked the door to your apartment. Nevertheless, you would have been able to see had additional mail landed in your mailbox, or rather if your brother had retrieved anything from the mailbox.

Answer: I can only repeat that I did not see any additional mail in the mailbox. If my brother had taken anything out of the mailbox at that time, I most certainly would have noticed it, if for no other reason than that he would have had to retrieve the key from behind the foyer door so he could unlock the mailbox. In addition, I would have wanted to know what kind of mail it was, whether it could have been addressed to me. As we were walking away from the garden house together, my brother most certainly was not opening or reading a letter as far as I remember [Note 1]. If that had been the case, I would have seen it.


Note 1: This was added in Sophie Scholl’s handwriting.


Source: First interrogation of Sophie Scholl, February 18, 1943

Hans Scholl – leaving for university

This morning, I got up at 8:30 am, subsequently ate breakfast, read,  and left my apartment around 10:30 am. I carried an empty suitcase with me. My sister carried my empty leather briefcase. My sister Sofie Scholl accompanied me from my apartment (Franz-Josef Str. 13) to the university. We walked down the right-hand side of Ludwig Street to the university and arrived there around 10:45 am. … Continue reading

Alexander Schmorell re hiding duplicating machine

When we were finished duplicating our leaflets, we took the duplicating machine to the property Leopold Str. 38, studio, cellar, purely out of security considerations. Hans Scholl /added by hand: and/ I carried this out. In so doing, we were in agreement that production of leaflets would be only temporarily suspended and that should the appropriate occasion arise, we would do it again. Continue reading