[updated Sunday, December 12,
On June 28, 1938 Oskar Schindler
was interrogated by Czech police at the
city of Olmütz police station. The
document in our hands alleges that
Schindler had spied for Nazi spy chief
Vice Admiral Wilhelm Canaris
(later hanged by Hitler as a
- State Representative.
- St-3792/38 Number
- Re: Pelikanova
- from Rechartic
- suspicion of military treason.
I would advise you that on July 22,
1938 the Brno City Police Directorate
arrested for military treason Mr. Oscar
Schindler, born April 28, 1908 in
Svitavy, where the accused resided at No.
16 Báderova St., Svitavi.
Under interrogation Mr. Oscar Schindler
has confessed that he was in direct
contact with organs of the German Reich
Intelligence Service (Abwehr), to which he
was passing information on the current
situation and on measure which should
remain secret for defence of the
Schindler also confessed that while
residing in Berlin and Dresden in the
winter month of 1937-1938 he associated
with Ilsa Pelikanova who is said to
reside at Rejchartice (District of
Sumperk), local police station Koprivna.
Schindler further confessed that in
conversation with Pelikanova during the
same time she indicated that she is in
contact with officers of German Reichs
armed forces that Mr. Schindler and
Pelikanova join services of Germany.
Mr. Schindler understood from this
conversation that he and Mrs. Schindler
could work in intelligence service for
benefit of Germany. Mr. Schindler further
admitted under interrogation that he
remembered that Pelikanova mentioned the
guarding of emigrants.Commanding officer, investigation
[Website note: In the event,
Schindler was not jailed because the