I did not learn until the end of March 1943 that the Scholl siblings were caught as they distributed seditious leaflets at the University of Munich in February 1943 and that they were condemned. [At that time], I had come to Munich on business. … Continue reading
I returned to Munich only at the end of March 1943. I cannot say what happened in my studio – for which Geyer had the keys and entered and exited the studio with my permission – during my absence.
Secret State Police [Gestapo]
State Police Headquarters Munich
Munich, March 23, 1943 Continue reading
We hid the duplicating machine (that my brother had purchased for purposes of duplicating the leaflets) in the studio of the artist Eyckemeir [sic], Leopold Str. 38, rear entrance, about 14 days or 3 weeks ago. Continue reading
I met Geyer a second time when I went to his exhibit at Eickemeyer’s studio. On that occasion, no one from the Scholl circle was present in Eickemeyer’s studio.
I am alarmed by the revelation that Hans Scholl misused my kindness to Geyer in such a rude fashion. In no case did I ever give Geyer or Scholl or any other person permission to take green enamel paint from my studio (which Hans Scholl, Alexander Schmorell, and Willi Graf used to paint the slogan “Down with Hitler!”) or to store other objects for the production of their seditious leaflets in my basement. Continue reading
Schmorell Alexander, Graf Willi, Geier [Note 1] from Ulm, Furtmeier from Munich, Christoph Probst, Professor Huber, Falk Harnack, Traute Lafrenz, Karin [sic] Schüddekopf, Jäger [Note 1] [sic] from Munich, Otto Aicher from Ulm, Eickemayr [Note 1][sic], Bäuerle or Feuerle from Ulm (work colleague of Geyer). Continue reading
I actually never got to know Anneliese Graf well. I saw her only twice in Eickemeyer’s studio. From her conversations with Hans Scholl, I could not tell whether they had a close relationship [Note 1]. But I do not think that she had any connection to the matter. Continue reading
I met Graf on the occasion of the evening at Schmorell’s. I never came into closer contact with him. As far as I could tell, he reacted to the political debates very passively. I only met him on the evening at Schmorell’s and Eickemeyer’s. Lafrenz told me that Graf is a good friend of Scholl and often associated with him in his residence. Continue reading
Hans Scholl invited the same circle [Note 1] to a reading by Theodor Haecker. The following persons were there in addition: Traute Lafrenz, Karin [sic] Schüddekopf, Mrs. Dohrn, and two or three other [male] students from Scholl’s [Student] Company; I do not know their names. Continue reading
Probst’s father-in-law Mr. Dohrn was not in Scholl’s apartment on Franz Joseph Strasse, but rather in Eickemeyer’s studio on Leopold Str. As I recall, I saw him there twice. I had the impression that the meeting had been arranged with Hans Scholl. Continue reading
Furtwängler was only in Scholl’s apartment (sic [Note 1]) on two occasions. On those occasions, Schmorell, Sophie Scholl, Geyer, Christoph Probst’s father-in-law [Harald Dohrn], and I were also present. I noticed from the conversations that this circle in general (with the possible exception of Furtwängler) was very negative towards the State. Continue reading
Bäuerle or Feuerle (a work colleague of Geyer) was in Scholl’s apartment once or twice. I could not tell if there were any particular reason that he was introduced to Scholl. I could only tell from their conversation that he is a painter (artist). There were no political discussions that evening. 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
Lafrenz told me that Geyer often ate breakfast with the Scholl siblings. I cannot make any additional statements about the relationship between Geyer and Scholl.
We almost always hung out in [Hans] Scholl’s apartment, where we occupied ourselves with classical literature and magazines. It was then usually 2:30 pm when I left the apartment. Sometimes however I would stay all afternoon. In those cases, we usually ate supper together and often would talk until around midnight. Continue reading
The current resident [of Eickemeyer’s studio] is the artist Wilhelm Geyer.
He is from Ulm, currently working here creating stained glass windows for the Mayer Company. Geyer knows absolutely nothing about this entire matter. He goes home every Sunday through Tuesday and leaves me his apartment and basement key while he is away. Continue reading
Only at the beginning of January 1943 when I met Wilhelm Geyer and after Hans Scholl had asked that I make my studio available to Geyer for the remainder of his local work (approximately 8 weeks) was there even the possibility that besides me and Mr. Mayer the janitor a third party could enter my studio. Continue reading
Finally Hans Scholl approached me about allowing Geyer to use the studio during my absence, since Geyer has a large family and in the moment he is working in Munich. When I agreed, Geyer came to the studio. Continue reading
Question: In your judgment, what were the political viewpoints of Hans Scholl, his sister Sophie Scholl, the artist Wilhelm Geyer, the physiotherapist Harald Dohrn, and the medical students Alexander Schmorell and Willi Graf? Continue reading
Question: If you left Munich for Cracow on January 12, 1943 and Geyer has stated that you were present during at least one get-together, then that had to have taken place before your departure. Do you know a Harald Dohrn from Wiessee and what kind of meetings took place with him? 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
A few days later, I visited the Scholl siblings in their apartment, that is, I reciprocated Hans Scholl’s visit. During both of these visits, political topics were not even touched upon, and in particular the measures taken by the current regime were not criticized. 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