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The White Rose tells the story of Hans Scholl and Sophie Scholl, who in 1942 led a small underground organization of German students and professors to oppose the atrocities committed by Hitler and the Nazi Party. They named their group the White Rose, and they distributed leaflets denouncing the Nazi regime. Sophie, Hans, and a third student were caught and executed.

Written by Inge Scholl (Han's and Sophie's sister), The White Rose features ...
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The White Rose: Munich, 1942-1943

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Overview

The White Rose tells the story of Hans Scholl and Sophie Scholl, who in 1942 led a small underground organization of German students and professors to oppose the atrocities committed by Hitler and the Nazi Party. They named their group the White Rose, and they distributed leaflets denouncing the Nazi regime. Sophie, Hans, and a third student were caught and executed.

Written by Inge Scholl (Han's and Sophie's sister), The White Rose features letters, diary excerpts, photographs of Hans and Sophie, transcriptions of the leaflets, and accounts of the trial and execution. This is a gripping account of courage and morality.

CONTRIBUTORS: Dorthe Solle.
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Editorial Reviews

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“The existence of an organized resistance in Germany during the Third Reich has often been glossed over or ignored . . . Now for the first time this fascinating story, told by the surviving sister of two of the students, is available in accurate and readable English”—Library Journal

“A sad and beautiful book; timely and timeless”—Wall Street Journal

From the Publisher
“The existence of an organized resistance in Germany during the Third Reich has often been glossed over or ignored . . . Now for the first time this fascinating story, told by the surviving sister of two of the students, is available in accurate and readable English”—Library Journal

“A sad and beautiful book; timely and timeless”—Wall Street Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819572721
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2d ed. Originally published as Students Against Tyranny. Trans. from the German
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 282,125
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

INGE SCHOLL is the surviving sister of Hans and Sophie Scholl.
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"Since December; 1979, millions have marched for peace in the streets of Europe...In their desperate search for role models, the finest members of the younger generation forage into the darkest part of Germany history. We know that we were militaristic, more so than any other European nation. We set a record for racism through our annihilation of six million Jewish people. We devastated Europe. But is that all there is to remember? Were there not, in addition to the forces of militarism, imperialism, and racism, also the forces of resistance?...
"We read history in order not to have to repeat it. When I think about Germany and the brief time in which White Rose bloomed, I feel choked with shame that there were not more 'white roses' in the bleakest hour of my country's history. But shame is, as Karl Marx once said, a revolutionary emotion. The Scholls knew that."
- from the Introduction by Dorothee Sölle
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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Introduction by Dorothee Sölle: The legacy of the White Rose
Leaflets of the White Rose
Concluding Remarks (1969)
Documents: Indictment Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst, Sentence of Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst
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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    Bravery inspiring important

    The brave young people in a brainwashed society. Their love for their fellow citizens and these tyrannical enemies... i felt frequently how ardent and unforgettable the white rose members' humaneness is.... it's incredibly important and instructive for future generations of possible brainwashees or brave rebels. We would all do well by humanity living up to this example.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2005

    If you want to know the other side of Nazi Germany...

    Unfortunately, many people do not know how much resistance against Hitler was during the 'Third Reich'. One of the most well-known groups was the 'Weisse Rose' a group of students in Germany who distributed flyers in the University when they were caught and brought to court and finally executed. None of them was older than 25 when they did. In fact, Germany has never forgotten those intelligent and smart people who were willing to gave their lives in order to stop the Nazi regime. Hans and Sophies Sister, Inge Scholl, established a foundation in Germany in memory of the 'Weisse Rose' and travels around Europe to tell people about her experiences from that time. This book gives you an idea abouth the life of those young people and their goals as well as their last statements.If you want to know more about the resistance of this group in Munich than you should read this book. It will change your point of view!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2003

    Very necessary to read

    I recently took a trip to Washington D.C. and visited the Holocaust musuem where there was a display about The White Rose. It definitely intrigued me and I bought this book about the members of The White Rose. This book is a bit choppy at times (I wish the leaflets and other documents could have been mixed in with Inge Scholl's account of the events) but it's definitely a great and important read. The members of The White Rose and their courage, especially Hans and Sophie Scholl (who are the main focus of the book), are absolutly awe inpsiring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2000

    Germans who defied Hitler

    This book tells a pretty much untold version of the Germans up to and during World War Two and how the Nazis began with benevolent youth groups similar to the Boy Scouts but later became militant and how the emergence of Nazi militancy caused strain on German families. Also discussed is how Academics and others were taken into custody as threats to Hitler's ideology and later executed. The book tells of the silent but existing Germans who fought against the explosion of Nazism.

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