70 yrs ago, the White Rose was executed

Nazi history example of how the young were initially attracted to National Socialism, but then turned against it when Hitler's true self was revealed. They were executed.

“Students Hans and Sophie Scholl were arrested and executed 70 years ago. The students and their friends had distributed leaflets calling on people to resist the Nazi regime… Hans quickly made a name for himself in the Hitler Youth… Sophie… joined the “Union of German Girls,” a Nazi youth organization for girls. Like her brother, Sophie soon had a leadership position in the group… The siblings took notice of how their Christian faith and moral convictions were not in line with the goals of National Socialism… The group called its publications “Flyers from the White Rose”… the flyers, which included denunciations like “Every word that comes from Hitler's mouth is a lie,”… on February 22, 1943 a so-called People's Tribunal …sentenced Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst to death. They were executed a few hours later. Hans' last words were, “Long live freedom!”…The Scholl siblings are still honored for their courage…The White Rose Foundation in Munich,…is a memorial that keeps the memory of the Scholl siblings and their friends alive. Young people, in particular, can learn lessons from history,… “The schoolchildren should get information from as many places as they can and talk with their friends so they are not so easily swayed by propaganda, and show civil courage when freedom is in danger,”….

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  1. TX Soldier254 says:

    Wow, just Wow!

    These are the types of real life stories Universities, and High School Students should be Researching, Book Report development and Group Discussions about.
    Not everything is Sexy, some things are just as it is, Real.

    *Ding Ding Ding* Alain

  2. aardvark says:

    God rest their souls.

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