Hans Scholl gives Katharina copy of leaflet

Several days later on the occasion of an accidental meeting at the university, Scholl gave me a copy of the third edition of the leaflet “White Rose”. In so doing, he remarked that I should not read it here (in the hallways of the university), but rather at home. I took the leaflet, stowed it with the textbooks I had with me, and took it home. I then read the leaflet at home alone in my room. Continue reading

Katharina goes to Alex’s soiree

The first time I had contact with the Scholl circle was in Schmorell’s villa. Around the end of June 1942, Lafrenz invited me there for a community reading of the book The Satin Slipper. Continue reading

Detail about the Schmorell soiree

It is also quite possible that I am partially confusing the meetings at Schmorell’s villa with the farewell party at Eickemeyer’s studio in terms of the political discussions there. I particularly can no longer say for certain whether questions or statements about passive resistance were made at the Schmorell meeting or at Eickemeyer’s. I can no longer recall details of the political debates. In any case, political discussions as I described during my first interrogation were held. Continue reading

Katharina describes Mertens’ party

When I am asked whether and at which additional meetings I was present within the Scholl circle, I just remembered that before the meeting at the Schmorell’s villa, I met Lafrenz and Scholl one evening at Prof. Dr. Mertens’ [house]. Therefore I must also correct my previous statement in which I said that I met Lafrenz and Scholl for the first time at Schmorell’s villa. Continue reading

Death of Katharina Schüddekopf’s father

My father, who was employed as a corporate engineer with the Grupp (sic, should be Krupp) Corporation in Magdeburg, died of a middle ear infection in Magdeburg in 1942.

My 52-year-old mother gets her income from his pension. I receive my living and study expenses from my mother’s slightly higher pension (increased due to my studies). Continue reading

Katharina Schüddekopf – propaganda translation

Before I joined the NS League of Students, I did not belong to any political party or organization. I have never been politically active. I volunteered for propaganda work, preparing translations from the French and quotations from philosophical writings of Nietzsche and Schopenhauer. I did this work for the university in Berlin. Continue reading

Schüddekopf family politics

There are no negative reports on file for her [Katharina Schüddekopf] here of a political nature. Despite repeated requests for her to join at least one of the Party’s organizations, she has always refused. She did not participate in collections or charitable contributions. Therefore she cannot must not be considered politically blameless. … Continue reading

Katharina Schüddekopf’s early life

As stated, I was born in Magdeburg, daughter of the married couple Friedrich (corporate engineer) and Katharina Schüddekopf. I attended elementary school in Quedlenburg (sic) am Harz for 4 years. I continued my education at the upper girls’ high school [Note 1] in Erfurt until I took the Abitur in 1936. … Continue reading