I saw Traute Lafrenz in Scholl’s apartment twice, and likewise in Eickemeyer’s studio twice. Continue reading
Geyer was also very active and negative towards the State. Geyer was in [Hans] Scholl’s apartment rather often, for example to eat breakfast and supper. Continue reading
I saw the artist Geyer nearly every day, Tuesday to Friday (when he usually was in Munich), in Scholl’s apartment. He ate breakfast and supper there. Geyer liked to talk politics. I could tell that he was against National Socialism. … Continue reading
I did not know Mr. Geyer very well. Of course I saw him in Scholl’s apartment often, where he also took part in political discussions. I also visited him a couple of times at his studio. There I met a student named Feuerle. I met him [Feuerle] there only once. I cannot recall whether politics was ever discussed in his [Feuerle’s] presence. Continue reading
I knew how he [Hans Scholl] and his acquaintances, whom I gradually got to know, thought.
Initially, such disgust arose in me, an immediate physical discomfort, whenever they would talk. It was so stupid that what they said often was completely opposite to what I felt was true. Continue reading
Remonstrance: You have repeatedly stated that you recognized Hans Scholl’s treasonous attitudes because of statements he made. However, you have continually defended yourself with the assertion that you considered Hans Scholl’s political speechmaking to be only empty phrases and word games. Do you wish to continue to make this assertion? Continue reading
The second time that Rousset took part was also limited to literary matters. If I recall correctly, it took place around mid-January 1943. The Scholl siblings were present that evening. Politics was not discussed that evening. Continue reading
I have never at any time belonged to a political party or organization. I have also never adhered to any particular political point of view, because politics always was strange to me, which has particularly been the case in my more mature years. Continue reading
The spokesman during these meetings was (as was usually the case) Hans Scholl. Geyer also participated energetically in the political discussions. I know for certain that he was present when they talked about a revolt against the current regime. Continue reading
Since we have been in Munich, we [Gisela and the Scholl siblings] have been together nearly daily. Therefore I also met her brother Hans Scholl, who is studying medicine. I was also with him very often, both in the presence of his sister and also alone. When we were together, we often talked about politics.
Question: Shortly after New Year’s 1943, you and Hans Scholl visited Professor Huber at his residence and discussed the advisability of producing leaflets with Huber. Please tell what you know about this discussion? [Note 1] Continue reading
The next day (sic) he [Manfred Eickemeyer] came to Scholl’s apartment. The two of them talked politics in my presence. I can say that the two of them agreed regarding politics. Continue reading
Around Christmas 1942, I decided to do my doctoral work with him, since I have confidence in him. In this context, I visited Prof. Huber often in his residence in Gräfelfing. These visits were partly personal, but mostly had the goal of working on scholarly things. Continue reading
I myself have a good National Socialist education. Especially during the initial phases of my friendship with the Scholl siblings, I always stood up for National Socialist issues.
After we (Scholl and I) were back in Munich at the end of 1942, we got together often. In addition to scholarly matters, we also debated political things.
Placeholder date: “At the end of 1942.”
Source: Schmorell’s initial interrogation.
Only once, namely in mid-December, did we [with Christoph Probst] spend an entire evening together in Scholl’s apartment. I can no longer recall what we talked about. It is possible that we discussed political or militaristic current events – tangentially. Continue reading
Question: What kind of relationship do you have to Willi Graf’s sister, Anneliese Graf, or rather what has she had to do with your propaganda activity? Continue reading
While Scholl was in prison, I represented him in Ulm. Since the residence and offices of Scholl Senior are in the same house, I naturally got to know his family better. With regards to Inge Scholl, I can only say that she concerns herself with high philosophical questions or rather reads books like that. … Continue reading
Question: At the end of July 1942 before you were transferred to Russia, there was a going-away party at the studio of Eickemayer (sic) on Leopold Street. You took part in that party. In addition to yourself, who else took part in this party and what political topics were discussed thereby? Continue reading
In addition, I participated in an event of the extended circle around Scholl. This was shortly before the [male] students went to the front. The meeting was planned as a so-called farewell party. It took place in Eickemeyer’s [Note 1] studio around the middle of July 1942. I believe Miss Lafrenz invited me to this party. Continue reading
Regarding the relationship between Lafrenz and Hans Scholl, I know that Lafrenz slowly became estranged from Hans Scholl during the summer of 1942. She then grew closer to me. Continue reading
Leaflets of the White Rose. III.
“Salus publica suprema lex.” [Public welfare is the greatest law.] Continue reading
The first time I had contact with the Scholl circle was in Schmorell’s villa. Around the end of June 1942, Lafrenz invited me there for a community reading of the book The Satin Slipper. Continue reading
It is also quite possible that I am partially confusing the meetings at Schmorell’s villa with the farewell party at Eickemeyer’s studio in terms of the political discussions there. I particularly can no longer say for certain whether questions or statements about passive resistance were made at the Schmorell meeting or at Eickemeyer’s. I can no longer recall details of the political debates. In any case, political discussions as I described during my first interrogation were held. Continue reading
One time, Prof. Huber came to my residence to discuss literary matters with me. This meeting served no political end at all. Hans Scholl was also present in my residence during this visit. I believe I can recall that this meeting took place in the summer of 1942. Continue reading
I am of the opinion that it was not the majority of the German people who failed politically in the time between 1918 – 1933, and above all in 1933. Rather it was that class of people in a nation that should lead a nation politically, [namely] the intelligentsia. Continue reading
I was released from KHD a year early to continue my studies. I started studying in Jena. I liked the harmless, fun life of a student. I did not think about politics any longer. Continue reading
[Karl Pötzl]: I have known Alexander Schmorell since childhood, since he lives very near my parents’ home. We attended the same middle school, but of course we were not in the same grade, since Schmorell is two years older. …
Among Schmorell’s circle of friends, I never met the Scholl siblings. Probst was introduced to me by Alexander Schmorell at a meeting in the winter of 1939 / 40. We spoke only briefly and then said goodbye. Continue reading
There are no negative reports on file for her [Katharina Schüddekopf] here of a political nature. Despite repeated requests for her to join at least one of the Party’s organizations, she has always refused. She did not participate in collections or charitable contributions. Therefore she
cannot must not be considered politically blameless. … Continue reading
Geyer liked to talk politics. I could tell that he was against National Socialism. Among other things, he told me that he deserted or rather allegedly had been declared a deserter at the end of the world war [WWI]. Continue reading
The personal data previously given are accurate. I was born in Kuchenheim, Rheinbach County, Cologne District, where my father was director of a dairy. When I was 4 years old, my father moved his place of residence from Kuchenheim to Saarbrücken where he started a job as Managing Director of a wine wholesaler, Johannishof A.G. Continue reading