Lessons from Sophie Scholl’s anti-Nazi resistance

The remarkable story of the White Rose resistance is little known outside of Germany.

By JUD NEWBORN
February 20, 2013 20:31
4 minute read.
Willi Graf courtesy of Penn publications 521

Willi Graf courtesy of Penn publications 521. (photo credit: Penn Publications)

Though Sophie Scholl and the students of the White Rose resistance were executed by the Nazis 70 years ago this month, the example they set of courage in the face of authoritarian repression is as relevant today as it was seven decades ago.

Their crime: Daring to rouse the consciousness of their countrymen in the face of Nazi Germany's destruction of all civil rights and its mass murder of European Jews.

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