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The White Rose Resistance
The White Rose was a group of students from Munich who rallied resistance against Nazism. Hans and Sophie Scholl, brother and sister,along with three friends and a teacher, under the symbol of a white rose,
After reading a sermon of Bishop August von Galen condemning the euthanasia policies in the concentration camps. Hans and Sophie obtained permission to reprint the sermon and pass it out at their u niversity. This leaflet was the first of many to come.
There were 6 leaflets that the group printed out and passed around secretly. This is a picture of the monument to the White Rose in front of the University of Munich.. If you look close enough you can see the pamphlets
An excerpt from the 2 nd leaflet. “We do not want to discuss here the question of the Jews, nor do we want in this leaflet to compose a defense or apology. No, only by way of example do we want to site the fact that since the conquest of Poland three hundred thousand Jews have been murdered in this country in the most bestial way. Here we see the most frightful crime against human dignity, a crime that is unparalleled in the whole of history. For Jews, too, are human beings - no matter what position we take with respect to the Jewish question - and a crime of this dimension has been perpetrated against human beings. Someone may say that the Jews deserve their fate. This assertion would be a monstrous impertinence; but let us assume that someone said this - what position has he then taken toward the fact that the entire Polish aristocratic youth is being annihilated? (May God grant that this program has not yet fully achieved its aim as yet!) All male offspring of the houses of the nobility between the ages of fifteen and twenty were transported to concentration camps in Germany and sentenced to forced labor, and all the girls of this age group were sent to Norway, into the bordellos of the SS!”
In 1943 they distributed them openly at the University of Munich. All the members were arrested, condemned to death and executed.