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Seventy Years Later, White Rose Anti-Nazi Resistance Still Resonates

Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans and the student group White Rose protested Nazi atrocities, including the murder of Jews. In 1943, the Scholl siblings and their comrade Christoph Probst were caught, tried in a show trial and beheaded.

A bust of Sophie Scholl on display at the Walhalla memorial site in Bavaria, Germany.

A bust of Sophie Scholl on display at the Walhalla memorial site in Bavaria, Germany.
Photo Credit: Ryan Hulin

Given the oppression, violence and threats such men and women face – and the costs they often are forced to pay – we who live in democracies owe it to them not to stay silent.

“Somebody had to make a start,” Sophie Scholl told Freisler, looking the judge straight in the eye on that fateful day in February 1943.

Seventy years on, we are still that somebody.

About the Author: Jud Newborn is co-author of "Sophie Scholl and the White Rose,” just published in Hebrew by Penn Publications. He also served as founding historian at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage. His website is Judnewborn.posterous.com.


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5 Responses to “Seventy Years Later, White Rose Anti-Nazi Resistance Still Resonates”

  1. I SAW THIS FILM. IT'S EXTRAORDINARY FOR IT'S FEELING AND DEPTH OF TRUE HEROES AGAINST A FANATICAL REGIEME.

  2. Max Rambow says:

    I've heard tell that those very efficient Nazi guillotines were shipped to America after the war and will be used on us by our wonderful freedom loving, Constitution respecting Gov't.

  3. Betty Ames says:

    America needs to wake up.. to witness some of the Holocaust scenes. Even what is going on in muslim countries – today they are arresting Christians in Benghazi. those mobs are senseless, raised on stupidity, acting on insanity. allah is a god of hate, right out of hell driven by mindless rage & demon spirits.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I learned about the Schools years ago from an exhibition about the "White Rose" at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, USA. BYU has also featured “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" in its International Cinema program.

  5. Jud Newborn says:

    Shabbat Shalom, Readers. In your community is interested in hearing my dramatic, multimedia lecture program on the White Rose and Human Rights Heroes today, please see http://judnewborn.posterous.com or http://www.judnewborn.com.
    (I'm delighted Brigham Young University presented the White Rose exhibition – which comes via the White Rose Foundation (Stiftung) in Munich.

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A bust of Sophie Scholl on display at the Walhalla memorial site in Bavaria, Germany.

Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans and the student group White Rose protested Nazi atrocities, including the murder of Jews. In 1943, the Scholl siblings and their comrade Christoph Probst were caught, tried in a show trial and beheaded.

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