Latest update: February 28th, 2013
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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