Verdict, second White Rose trial (Schmorell copy)

6 J 24 /43

1 H 101/43


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

Gestapo memorandum in support of indictment

Secret State Police [Gestapo]
State Police Headquarters Munich

Munich, March 23, 1943 Continue reading

Willi Graf’s Curriculum Vitae

Munich, March 8, 1943

Graf Wilhelm, born January 2, 1918 in Kuchenheim

Personal Curriculum Vitae:

The first years of my parents’ marriage, they lived in Kuchenheim near Emskirchen, where my father was director of a dairy. I was born in this Rhineland village on January 2, 1918 and spent the first four years of my life there. I do not remember anything from that time.

In 1922, our family moved to Saarbrücken, where my father was hired as Managing Director for a wine wholesaler and banquet hall rental company (today Johannisdorf [sic] [illegible]). I spent my youth in the circle of parents and both my sisters. I knew nothing of worry or ill health, because our family enjoyed relatively good though frugal financial circumstances.

Our upbringing was in the spirit of [illegible] and respect for our parents and persons in authority over us. My father was irreproachable and honest in his business and private life and held his children to these same standards. Whenever I made a mistake, [three illegible sentences].

We children returned this love with small signs of our own love. We helped out with the housework in our home and tried to be grateful children.

Early in my life, I was familiarized with the traditions and the life of the Catholic Church. Each season of the year was filled with the spirit of religious performances. Even daily life centered around the [illegible] of the church. I spent time in church, or rather the first years of my life, in the shelter of a good and loving family.

The first four years [of my education], I attended the elementary school in Saarbrücken. There I was introduced to the beginnings of knowledge. I was able to handle the demands of school without any trouble. The whole thing seemed like a game to me. I was able to retain everything I heard and read without any effort. I had plenty of time left over for extracurricular activities. I was able to learn how to play the violin. I had plenty of time to play and took part in the pastimes of children of our acquaintance. [Illegible paragraph.]

When I was 10 years old, I was promoted to the Ludwigs Gymnasium in Saarbrücken where I completed 9 grades and then took the Abitur in February 1937. Everything about school with all its duties and responsibilities seemed like child’s play to me, hardly serious preparation for an eventual career. [Illegible]

I was always particularly interested in German and religion classes, and [illegible] for Greek classes, and music. [About 1/3 of the page is illegible.]

I wanted to learn about the secrets of how a radio functioned, but even that was child’s play and not a serious interest. Such things bedazzled me – how electricity can make something work – and I wanted to understand that for my own knowledge. [The next nine pages are nearly completely illegible, with only a word or sentence here or there legible.]


Note: Should a more legible version of this document come to light, we will update this page. Too much is missing!


Source: NJ1704 (147 – 148)

Eighth interrogation of Willi Graf

II A/So. Mo [Special Commission / Mohr]
March 4, 1943

The following person, Wilhelm Graf (personal data already known), being led forth from police custody made the following statements upon inquiry: Continue reading

Order for new trials


8J 35/43.

  1. /8J 37/43/ A new trial for crimes of high treason is to be set up by this office for Gisela Schertling, Otto Aicher, Theodor Haecker, Anneliese Graf, and Wilhelm Graf [Note 1]. When doing so, a copy of this order to that effect, as well as copies of the interrogations, should be presented. 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