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Sophie Schol was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans. They were both executed by guillotine in 1943. Her last words were “Die Sonne scheint noch”?”The sun still shines.”

“The Sun Still Shines”

The?White Rose Story

The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing

– Edmund Burke

Bravery. Poise. Safety. These are three words that Sophie Scholl stood for. While evolving into a courageous young woman, Sophie used passive resistance to stand up for the Jews during the latter years of the Holocaust. She did this by joining the White Rose Movement, which is most famous for its leaflets that it distributed during the early 1940s. They also used graffiti to get their message out to the general public.

A young woman named Sophie Scholl become the face of resistance to Nazism.

Scholl, her brother Hans, and Christoph Probst, members of the White Rose (die Wei?e Rose) non-violent resistance movement, were arrested for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets at the University of Munich in February of 1943. The protest was small, but deeply threatening to the Nazis?the Germans had just been decisively defeated at Stalingrad, the beginning of the end of the Nazi expansion.

Students Hans and Sophie Scholl were arrested and executed 74 years ago. The students and their friends had distributed leaflets calling on people to resist the Nazi regime. Today, they remain symbols of moral courage.

The siblings were executed after they distributed literature alerting people to the evil of Nazism

This is the story of a brother and sister, Hans and Sophie Scholl, both students who, encouraged by a small group of like-minded friends tried to make their fellow Germans aware of their Government?s barbarous activities on the Eastern front. They distributed leaflets around Munich University on 18th February 1943 criticising the government and urging their fellow-countrymen to passive resistance, ?to forestall the spread of this atheistic war machine.?

Hans and Sophie were swiftly rounded up by the Gestapo, along with their friend Christoph Probst, who was married with three young children. The Scholls and Probst were given a perfunctory trial under the notorious Nazi judge, Roland Freisler, sentenced to death and beheaded at Stadelheim Prison on 22 February 1943.

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