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The White Rose is similarly sobering. Want to feel dumb? I have read few accounts of what things were like for Germans during the war. Quite basic, but written by the sister of two of those executed by the Germans, so interesting. With the aid of other students, and a professor, they began putting together pamphlets which they scattered about different cities in Germany.

There was no violence in their opposition, they didn’t hurt anyone, for for their willingness to state that Hitler and Nazism was evil a This was a hard book to read. The White Rose tells the story of Hans Scholl and Sophie Scholl, who in led a small underground organization of Schooll students and professors to oppose the atrocities committed by Hitler and the Nazi Party. Very interesting book about a student non-violent resistance movement in Munich, It concludes with their brave, An excellent account of the idealistic student movement that attempted to end the atrocities of Nazi Germany.

I think these were fine young people. Stackelberg, Roderick; Winkle, Sally Anne They tried to shake the terrible logic of fascist propaganda and the machinery of fear, with simple flyers sent anonymously through the mail as their monkeywrench.

I have read now jnge which explain many things I have wondered about. At this point in time, many were confident Hitler would only fall with military action, and perhaps the Scholls agreed, but during a time when so many had given into apathy, the Scholls felt it their duty to resist using any means possible. Many others received lengthy prison sente This book describes the efforts of a few University of Munich students led by Hans Scholl, later aided by his sister Sophie, from the summer of to the winter of to resist the Nazis through the distribution of leaflets and the paintings of slogans such as: I was surprised to know about ddie group of civil resistants in the Nazi Germany.

It consigns all Germans to the role of active supporter or coward. Dec 02, Fadi rated it liked it.


If you guess from that, that their resistance leaflets were not a slick targeted campaign with clear objectives, I would agree with you view spoiler [ though of course you might welcome such an approach as an improvement and pleasant change to typical political discourse hide spoiler ].

Did it encourage more protest. I was also amazed to the extent of which i found similarity between those courageous German’s story and the stories of many of my Syrian countrymen who defied Assad’s brutal regime in a peaceful and intellectual way during the first months of our revolution. The tone is gentle, and oddly even a little dream like Well this was curious, I think Sophie Scholl and the White Rose draws quite strongly on this, however I think this book by Inge Aicher-Scholl is more successful as a literary product, she was the sister who survived the Nazi regime, although she mentions in passing being in prison she does not spell out her non-involvement in her sibling’s and their circle’s resistance activism.

Apr 02, Jaimie rated it liked it. They point to the heroism and nobility of their acts, and they give a largely hagiographical account.

The White Rose by Inge Aicher-Scholl

Some say this reflects in the literature we consume and, indeed sales for dystopian tales like and The Handmaiden’s Tale have risen. It covers their childhood, time in the Hitler Youth organizations, the German Army and their campaign at Munich University. I learned about war-torn Germany during WWII, and about the heroic young people that dared to stand up and say “No more!

The point I feel with 17 year olds is that the book consists of Aicher-Scholl’s account of her siblings route to martyrdom, after that follow the “White Rose” leaflets produced by the Scholls and those I suspect would resonate more with a bookish 17 year old school child more than any one else. Writing her siblings into history was her way to make “never again” more than just a phrase.

I would like to think that I could. Retrieved from ” https: Apr 11, Valerie added it. They want them to be a call to later generations of young people to speak their consciences. According to subsequent research, she wanted nothing to do with the group when she was asked to join by Hans and Sophie in From a historical perspective, the student resistance led by the Scholls is one of the most interesting events of German World War II history, due to the fact that these young people grew up indoctrinated by the ideals of Nazism, yet they still fully understood the negative ramifications of fascism and made the choice to break away from it.


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Open Preview See a Problem? In Germany, for years following the regime’s downfall, The White Rose was assigned as required reading. I cannot think of any account of the White Rose that does not include this element, and I’m not sure I’d want to see one. Certainly, they were ineffective in actually stopping the German war machine, and perhaps unrealistic in terms of attempting to influence people with words, but to write off people who gave their lives fighting for decency and democracy in a time and place where that was next to hopeless seems incredible callous.

Mar 12, Leah rated it liked it Shelves: View all 4 comments. Sadly, I think it possible that by their deaths, the National Socialist state made further resistance less likely.

Selecting their recipients randomly from phone books and traveling all around the country to mail letters from different cities, the student group’s efforts struck home. Hans, Sophie and Christoph were brilliant and idealistic and very young. I fear that the answer is a resounding Yes! It’s important to realize that not all resistance is violent–and that if nonviolent resistance were ineffectual, the Nazis would simply have let the White Rose c There are several accounts of the White Rose Movement–what makes this one s[ecial is that it was written by the sister of Hans and Sophie Scholl, who had an inside view into actions, motivations, etc.

It has been said that this one small footnote in history represents the entirety of the “resistance movement” in Germany, although from a historical perspective this is of course more complicated.

They were a tiny minority and were rounded up, given show trials, and quickly executed.

Die Weisse Rose

Two things which Roxe liked in particular. This was forty years before Orwell predicted it. Here the book is really very odd, but I will come back to that. It seems quite clear that everyone knew what National Socialism really meant, some embraced it to get power, many must have supported it, but many more must have feared and loathed it.