After I have been urgently admonished to tell the truth, I must admit that I saw the leaflets to students called “Students” [Kommilitonen] in Hans Scholl’s room. This was the day before they took these things (that is, the leaflets) out of Scholl’s apartment. Continue reading
On the evening when I discovered the leaflets, I saw a large number of envelopes
contained lying on the table. As I saw for myself, some of these already contained leaflets. Some of them were lying [there] folded.
Either the next day, or the day after that, Hans Scholl and I set about getting our leaflets ready to mail. We used an older student directory (I believe Scholl owned something like that) and randomly copied out the addresses of students [Note 1] who lived in Munich. Continue reading
Otherwise, I cannot think of anyone else who participated in meetings with Hans Scholl. I believe I have already characterized the individual persons insofar as I noticed their political conversation. I must emphasize now as before that during all these meetings, I never thought that this circle could have been working actively against the current regime. Continue reading
The same is true of Gisela Schertling with regards to this matter. In February 1943, she procured around 10 envelopes for me. I did not tell Schertling that I would use these envelopes to mail seditious leaflets. Continue reading
Sometime around February 10, our defeat in the East became known. As a result, the mood among the student body worsened. I got the idea to do justice in this situation [Note 1] by publishing a new leaflet. I wrote a draft entitled “Students!” and ran off about 200 copies of it. I did this with the same duplicating machine in my apartment. I was able to do so without my sister’s knowledge, because she was away that week. Continue reading
Recently, we ran off around 1200 more copies of the leaflet entitled “Fellow Students!” in Munich – around February 6 – 15, 1943. We addressed the envelopes or rather prepared a bulk mailing and got these leaflets ready to mail. Continue reading
Addendum: Gisela Schertling admitted: “I can recall that my friend Sophie Scholl repeatedly bought envelopes recently. She also asked me to buy envelopes for her, so she could write letters to her relatives. If I had known why she really wanted them, I never would have helped her.” Continue reading
We met up at Scholl’s residence around 1:30 a.m. Willy [sic] Graf returned from his excursion about half an hour later. He then returned to his residence, while I spent the night at Scholl’s. This was the same kind of propaganda we were primarily forced to undertake, because at this time we could not procure any envelopes. We did not scatter leaflets on any other night. Continue reading
Schmauβ: Publications of the same name [leaflets of the “Resistance Movement”] were posted in standard envelopes on January 27, 1943 in Vienna, on January 27 and 28, 1943 in Stuttgart, and likewise on January 27, 1943 in Linz/Danube.
Source: ZC13267, Schmauβ’s report dated February 20, 1943.
Schmauβ: Publications of the same name [leaflets of the “Resistance Movement”] were posted in standard envelopes … on January 26, 1943 in Salzburg.
Source: ZC13267, Schmauβ’s report dated February 20, 1943
Question: How is it possible that in contrast to the statements you have made thus far, Scholl maintains that you procured envelopes for him which were to be used in the mailing of leaflets? Continue reading
In contrast, it is correct to say that at Hans Scholl’s request I procured around 40 to 60 envelopes and paper which in any event were used to mail propaganda letters. I knew that the envelopes etc. were to be used for that purpose.
Question: A notebook [Note 1] was found in your apartment. It contained a larger number of addresses and other notes. What would you like to say in this regard? Continue reading
In contrast to the “White Rose” leaflet, we wrote, duplicated, and distributed the leaflet “Call to All Germans” in Scholl’s residence. In the composition of this leaflet, we were solely concerned about continuing our political revolutionary movement [Note 1], which by its very nature was leveled at the Führer. Continue reading
Then I borrowed a typewriter, that Alexander Schmorell procured for me. I do not know from whom Schmorell got this typewriter. It was a portable Remington typewriter with a collapsible type-guard. Continue reading
After the matter had progressed to this point, the next task consisted of obtaining the necessary duplicating paper, envelopes, and stencils. My brother and I got busy and purchased approximately 10,000 sheets of copy paper from the local stores, and in addition about 2000 envelopes. … Continue reading
My sister [Sophie Scholl] indeed procured envelopes and stationery, but she had no idea what I planned to do with them. I bought the absorbent paper used in the duplication of leaflets myself, and from various stores. The paper my sister procured was not at all suitable [for the duplication process]. Continue reading
I believe she [Sophie Scholl] paid me back RM 50 [$400] once, because I spent at least RM 230 [$1,840] to purchase the duplicating machine etc. The rest of the money surely was spent to buy stamps, paper, envelopes, etc. Continue reading
I am being shown a yellow envelope bearing the handwritten address: “Dr. Halm, Munich 1, Bavarian National Library, Ludwig Str.” When I am told that the treasonous “White Rose” leaflet was mailed in this envelope on July 3, 1942, I still cannot give any additional information regarding it. Continue reading
During my last interrogation, I explained that I produced and disseminated these documents alone. This is incorrect, because Schmorell was also helpful to me in this regards. I will now try to give a coherent portrayal of the matter: Continue reading