Dr. Heinrich Bollinger and Helmuth Bauer likewise admit that they repeatedly listened to foreign radio broadcasts last winter at a ski hut in Breitnau. They did this together with Elsbeth Duwenhögger, who was still a minor at the time; she resides in Freiburg i.Br., Eck Str. 13. Continue reading
[Freisler’s verdict with reasons:] For the sake of the security of the Reich, a verdict like this must show that when mature men [Note 1] with college educations, such as these two are, fail to report such activity, they will be sent to the penitentiary. The police cannot be everywhere. The national community is hereby advised that everyone who considers himself a respectable German will support the Party, the State, and the authorities. When he hears of such treasonous activities, he will report them. Continue reading
At a ski hut in Breitnau, the accused Bollinger and Bauer listened to foreign broadcasts on several occasions, especially Swiss and English broadcasts.
Source: Indictment dated April 8, 1943