The presiding judge read the verdict of the People’s Court against Scholl and 2 others dated February 22, 1943 aloud – 1H 47/43 – as well as the leaflets that had been written or distributed by the accused. However, he read only excerpts from the 4 leaflets of the “White Rose” [Note 1]. Continue reading
My political thinking and my attitudes towards the National Socialist State are conditioned by and based on the understanding of an academically educated person and on the understanding of a woman. [Note 1] Continue reading
Secret State Police [Gestapo]
State Police Headquarters Munich
Munich, March 23, 1943 Continue reading
1) One copy each of the announcement is to be sent to: a. The Supreme High Command of the Armed Forces, b. Reich Minister of Aviation [Note 1], c. General files. Continue reading
Board of Governors of the Prison and Interrogation Facility
Munich – Stadelheim
Munich 9, March 3, 1943 Continue reading
Attorney General’s Office
Munich, March 2, 1943
Prielmayr Str. 5
Telephone: Local exchanges 5791, long distance 57801 Continue reading
On March 1, 1943, Mrs. Schertling came to Munich with her youngest daughter [Uta] to visit [Gisela]. Continue reading
I 15 Js 12/43
Contents: 1 Leaflet with envelope Continue reading
When I accidentally read about the Scholls’ deeds in the VB [newspaper], I was flatly upset about the way the two of them acted. I saw that I had gotten myself into a difficult situation.
At 7 p.m., I took a passenger train out of Kochel, the Isar Valley Train to Munich. I had reached this decision, because I thought that after the police checkpoint things were getting too hot for me. [Note 1] I thought it would be easier to escape detection in Munich. … Continue reading
August KLEIN, Attorney-at-Law, Munich
Office: Ludwig Str. 17a
Munich, February 23, 1943 Continue reading
Chief Prosecutor of the Reich, People’s Court.
Criminal Proceedings against Scholl et al with regards to: Scholl, Sophia.
Report decreed by: [blank]. Continue reading
Certified Copy – I H 47/ 43
In the Name Of the German People Continue reading
/8J 35/43, IH 47/43/
In the Name of the German People Continue reading
Execution Vol. 2
Name of the condemned: Scholl, Sophia Continue reading
Execution Volume [Note 1] Continue reading
Prepare the following for the Chancellery immediately
I. 1 certified copy of the enclosed verdict as an enforceable draft, Continue reading
In the Name
Of the German People Continue reading
Postal Service of the German Reich.
Telegram 67 MUNICH F 9 22 1740 = CHIEF PROSECUTOR PEOPLE’S COURT BERLIN = Continue reading
File No.: 8J 35/43
Scholl Sofie May 9, 1921, Forchtenberg
Munich, February 22, 1943 Continue reading
With regards to Sophie Scholl’s last wishes that in addition to Prof. Muth, I should give her greetings to the friends in Munich as well, I can only assume that these greetings were for the Graf siblings. I cannot name anyone else who could have been part of Scholl siblings’ circle of friends [Note 1]. Continue reading
File No.: 8J 35/43
Scholl Sofie May 9, 1921, Forchtenberg Continue reading
Trial date [Note 1]: February 22, 1943 /8J 35/43/
Supplementary Volume II Continue reading
8 J 35 / 43
Trial date [Note 1]: February 22, 1943
Volume of Exhibits [Note 2] Continue reading
Munich Prison – Stadelheim
/Stamp: Reich Prosecutor’s Office, [illegible], February 25, 1943/ Continue reading
Public Session –
Berlin, /Handwritten: Munich/, February 22, 1943
Of the First Council of the People’s Court
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End of the proceedings: 12:45 pm.
After the public was readmitted to the proceedings, The President [of the Council] pronounced the following verdict:
[Note 1] In the name of the German people! Continue reading
The presiding judge adjourned the proceedings. The court retired for deliberation.
The representative of the Chief Prosecutor of the Reich and the defense counsel for the accused were now permitted to state their cases.
The representative of the Chief Prosecutor of the Reich requested: Continue reading
After every witness, expert witness, and accused had been examined, and a After every document had been read aloud, the accused were asked whether they had anything to say. They made their explanations. Continue reading
It was unanimously agreed that:
There was no need to call the witness. Continue reading
The representative of the Chief Prosecutor of the Reich then
advised the accused, whose ____ excused recited the indictment against the accused. Continue reading
Appearing as defense counsel:
a.) Attorney Klein for the accused Hans and Sophia Scholl
b.) Attorney Dr. Ferdinand Seidl for the accused Probst.
Both Attorney Klein and Attorney Seidl were required to defend the accused by order of the court. Continue reading
After that, I went to a dairy on Leopold Str. There I met a [male] student whom I had once seen with Scholl. He asked me if I knew anything about the people who had been arrested. I did not have the impression that he had any connection to the matter. Continue reading
The Scholl siblings and Christoph Probst were transferred from the Gestapo prison (Wittelsbacher Palace) to the courtroom.
See: “The accused appeared on today’s date, called to the trial by order of the /illegible/, brought to the courtroom from
the local interrogation facilities the prison of the State Police Headquarters in Munich.” Continue reading
Confirmation of Service of Legal Writ!
I hereby confirm that on today’s date, February 22, 1943, I am in receipt of the resolution dated February 21, 1943 and issued by the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich regarding permanent denial of the right to study at any German university. Continue reading
It shall be given to them together with notice that the accused have until Monday, February 22, 1943 at 8 am to enter a plea in response to the trial decree and to present evidence [on their behalf].
Source: ZC13267, Order dated February 21, 1943
[On February 23, 1943, the attorney August Klein invoiced the People’s Court for a pre-trial conference with Hans and Sophie Scholl.]
Source: August Klein’s 2/23/1943 invoice
Report [Note 1] Catalog [No.] [blank]
Present: District Court Judge Dr. Zeller, Upper District Court
Court Clerk: Nestler. Continue reading