I did not send any of the leaflets that I produced to soldiers who are serving on the front lines. Continue reading
Question: Among others, members of the Student Company were provided with propaganda letters of this sort. Where did you get these addresses and who typed them? Continue reading
When we returned home from our long trip to Russia, we arrived late at night. We were filthy, full of lice and bugs. Continue reading
In November 1942, we were sent back to Munich together and at the same time to continue our studies here.
I saw Graf again when he and the other members of the Student Company returned from Russia in mid-November 1942; he lived in Munich again. Continue reading
[Anton Wagner]: On the return trip to Munich from the Eastern Front, Hans Scholl asked me for this revolver. I told him that for the time being I was not considering a sale [of the weapon], and that I wanted to have it with me when I arrived home.
Note: Date is estimate. Their journey home started on November 1, 1942.
My love for the Russian people was only heightened by my tour of duty on the Eastern Front in Summer 1942, because I saw with my own eyes, that the characteristics and the character of the Russian people had not been changed greatly by Bolshevism. Under these circumstances, perhaps it will even be understandable that the state of war between the Russian and German people pained me deeply and made me wish that Russia could emerge from this war with negligible losses. Continue reading
After being shown a letter from Prof. Karl Muth (residing in Munich-Solln) to me dated October 19, 1942, I will give the following explanation: Continue reading
The assumption that I maintain contact with Russian persons or agencies for the purpose of passing along information is unfounded. I must certainly defend myself against such an accusation, because there is no basis for it.
The photograph of a Russian pilot and the address of a Russian POW that were found during the search have no meaning in this context, because I found the photographs on the occasion of my service on the Eastern Front. I did not know the pilot who had crashed. Continue reading
[Anton Wagner]: I believe it was in August 1942, I purchased a Russian revolver from an unknown guard. I bought it for personal protection, or rather as a collector [of such items]. While I was on the Eastern Front, I carried it in a body belt and was happy about the acquisition. I learned from the seller of this weapon that it was plunder.
Note: Date is estimate.
[Anton Wagner]: Along with other comrades, I was transferred to the Eastern Front in July 1942 with Hans Scholl, Alexander Schmorell, and Willi Graf.
During summer vacation of 1942, I was on the Eastern front serving as a sergeant (medic) for 3 months.
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He [Hans Scholl] was prevented from publishing additional pamphlets due to his assignment [to active duty] on the Eastern Front in July 1942.
Source: February 21, 1943 indictment
In addition, from the end of July to the beginning of November 1942, we were both assigned to the same [illegible] unit on the Eastern Front as medics [Note 1]. Continue reading
Since they [Alexander Schmorell and Hans Scholl] were both transferred to the Eastern Front as medics, they had to interrupt their activity for the time being.
Source: Indictment dated April 8, 1943
I saw Sergeant Graf for the first time – and perhaps even spoke briefly with him – when my brother Hans Scholl was transferred to Russia in mid-July 1942, along with the rest of the Student Company. I went to the East Train Station to say good-bye to my brother, who introduced me to Graf at that time. Continue reading
When I was sent to Russia on July 20 (sic), 1942, I was prevented from publishing more of these leaflets. If I had not [been sent to Russia], I do not know whether I would have published and disseminated more of these leaflets, because at the time, I was doubtful that this was the right way to proceed. Continue reading
I sold the duplicating machine that had been used in the production of these mass leaflets back to the Bayerle (sic) Company. I think I got 15 or 20 Marks [$120 – 160] for it. Continue reading
Leaflets of the White Rose IV
There is an old proverb that children are always taught anew: Pay attention or pay the consequences. A smart child will only burn his fingers once on a hot stove. Continue reading
I believed that the military situation rendered a victorious end of the war impossible on our part, especially following the defeat on the Eastern front and the tremendous growth of the military might of England and America. Continue reading