Secret State Police [Gestapo]
State Police Headquarters Munich – Munich, February 20, 1943
Regarding: Scholl Hans Fritz, single, medical student – Born September 22, 1918 in Ingersheim – With regards to preparation for high treason Continue reading
Vol. No. 13 226/43 II A/Sond./Mah. [Special commission/Mahler]
Munich, February 19, 1943.
I. Observation: Continue reading
Schmauβ: In the night of February 15/16, 1943, the words “Down with Hitler” and “Hitler the Mass Murderer” were painted on Hugendubel Bookstore on Salvatorplatz in 30 to 40 cm high letters [12” – 16”] (total area 1 x 1.5 m [3-1/3’ x 6’]), using black tar-based paint. There were 4 more locations in the downtown area where the inscription “Down with Hitler” along with a crossed-out swastika had been painted. Continue reading
The night of February 15/16, 1943, we painted the words Down with Hitler – again using the template – in several places on the way back from the telegraph office, where we had deposited the last of our leaflet mailing. We used
black paint black tar-based paint to do so. This was the same paint we had used for the first night of the operation. Continue reading
A third time – the night of February 15 / 16, 1943 – Hans Scholl, Willi Graf, and I painted graffiti as we went from the telegraph office to Scholl’s residence. I still remember well that we painted the inscriptions “Down with Hitler!” and “Hitler the Mass Murderer!” on the walls of Hugendubel Book Store.
That night, Hans Scholl and I painted while Willi Graf merely stood watch, to protect us from being caught unawares. We wished to take our propaganda primarily to the bulk of the nation, which was impossible to this degree through distribution of flyers. Continue reading
Mahler: In the night of February 15/16, 1943, the labels “Down with Hitler” and “Hitler the Mass Murderer” were painted between the store windows of the H. Hugendubel Company in approx. 1 m [3-1/3’] high letters. The same night, the inscription “Down with Hitler” was painted on the Bavarian Chancery and on three other buildings.
Note: Clara Geyer incurred the wrath of Inge Scholl when she insisted that her husband had told her the inscriptions were “Manneshoch” – man-high. But this supports that assertion. The Hitler the Mass Murderer template was a two-parter. So if the letters were 3-1/3′ high, twice that is over 6′ tall, definitely Manneshoch.
Source: ZC13267, Mahler’s report dated February 19, 1943.