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The White Rose Movement. The White Rose were a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich
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GERMAN RESISTANCE TO THE NAZI REGIME - THE WHITE ROSE
Who were they?
The White Rose were a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich (Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, Alex Schmorell, Willi Graf, Christoph Probst (founder), Traute Lafrenz, Katharina Schueddekopf, Lieselotte Berndl, Jurgen Wittenstein, Marie-Luise Jahn and Falk Harnack) in addition to Kurt Huber, a professor of philosophy. Eugen Grimminger funded their operations. Today, their members are honoured in Germany amongst its greatest heroes for opposing the Third Reich in the face of death.
What did they do?
The group became notorious for an anonymous large-scale leaflet campaign, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943, calling for active opposition against the Nazi regime.
Why did they do it?
The White Rose was motivated by ethical and moral considerations. They came from various religious backgrounds and had witnessed the atrocities of the war on the battlefield and against the civilian population in the East of Germany. By February 1943, the young friends sensed the reversal of fortune that the Wehrmacht suffered at Stalingrad would eventually lead to Germany's defeat. They rejected fascism and militarism and believed in a federated
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