Secret State Police [Gestapo]
State Police Headquarters Munich
Vol. No. 13 226/43 II A/Mah. [Mahler]
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Schmorell babbled out some kind of an excuse that because his mother was Russian, and he was half-Russian, he somehow wanted to unify Germans and Russians. This led to such an abysmal aberration, which can be seen from his statement during the trial that he had decided that – as a German soldier – he would “fire upon neither Germans nor Russians”!!! National Socialist jurisprudence of course requires us to consider the personality of the perpetrator. Continue reading
In accordance with an agreement made with the Supreme High Command of the Armed Forces and the Reich Minister of Justice, the trial against the accused who are soldiers has been remanded to the jurisdiction of the People’s Court. Their decision shall stand. Continue reading
Munich, February 19, 1943
To Mr. Bormann, Reichsleiter Continue reading
Not suspecting a thing, I met him. Schmorell told me that he had learned that two people had been arrested that morning at the university as they were distributing leaflets. He had called the Scholls in their apartment and no one had answered. He therefore had suspected that someone had arrested Scholl and his sister. Continue reading
The communication from the Postal Savings Bank in Vienna is regarding my monthly military pay in the amount of RM 135.15 [$1,081.20], which in accordance with my wishes is deposited into my savings account No. 2-370-146. I would then go to a post office on the first of the month and have this amount posted to my savings passbook. Then I could withdraw that amount. Continue reading
But I would like to particularly emphasize that in his absence, we objected to an additional passage, the one Prof. Huber mentioned, [that says]: so that our glorious army may be saved. We therefore struck it. Continue reading
Question: What do you think about the content of this leaflet [Note 1]]?
Answer: I think about it as a soldier should. Continue reading
Huber claimed that he only wished to bring about a strong political swing to the right. When he saw that – at a time when there was the greatest concern about the welfare of the nation – a schism had arisen between the student body and the political leadership, he understood that to be a portentous incentive for that step. And in addition, he is an opponent of Bolshevism. Continue reading
A short time later, the accused Huber – allegedly induced to do so by the events of a student assembly – decided to go public with a leaflet opposing the National Socialist government. Following a discussion with Scholl, during which Huber evidently presumed to scandalously insult the Führer as he also did during his interrogation on February 27, 1943, the accused Huber wrote a leaflet and gave it to Scholl. Continue reading
He [Kurt Huber] edited a seditious leaflet of the “Resistance Movement”, and he himself wrote another one entitled “Students”. Continue reading
I did not send any of the leaflets that I produced to soldiers who are serving on the front lines. Continue reading
Before I left Bonn on Saturday morning, January 23, 1943, I was able to visit an old college friend named Karl Bisa, who resides with his mother at Luisen Str. 9. Bisa is also a member of the armed forces who has been furloughed to continue his studies. He is a member of the Student Company in Bonn.
Source: Sixth interrogation of Willi Graf, March 1, 1943
Schmorell added that his purpose with the leaflets – especially the ones that called for sabotage – was to cause German soldiers to retreat, which would bring about a favorable solution of a settlement between Germany and Russia. Continue reading
Military experience: … April 1940 to present time.
Source: Initial interrogation of Hans Scholl, February 18, 1943.
Spring 1940, I was drafted into the medical unit in Munich and transferred to France. I served on the Western Front as a medical non-com.
Date of April 1, 1940 is estimate.
Source: Alexander Schmorell’s initial interrogation.
When I joined the German army in 1937 (I volunteered), I swore the oath of allegiance to the Führer. However, I freely admit that even then, I had inhibitions about so doing, but I attributed them to unfamiliar military life. I hoped I would develop another mindset in the ensuing time. But I was wrong, because in only a short time I sank into such inner conflict [Note 1], whenever I considered that on the one hand I was wearing a German uniform, and on the other hand that I cared about Russia. At that time, I did not believe that there would ever be war with Russia. Continue reading
Served from Autumn 1937 to [blank] . Unit: Student Company. Location: Munich. Discharged as: Is a sergeant (medic). …
November 1937, I joined the 7th Artillery in Munich. I was trained as a gunner for one year, and then I spent half a year in army medical service training. … Continue reading