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The White Rose: Examination of Bias

Updated 2018 09 16: Format corrections, added links to related article on Mildred Harnack Compared to the other members of The White Rose, an organization of predominantly students who peacefully resisted the Nazi-regime, Sophie Scholl receives an extraordinary amount of the interest of the public. That was not always so. The extent of the interest attracted was predominantly directed at, but about equally shared by Hans Scholl, one of the two founders of The White Rose (the other one was Alexander Schmorell), and by Sophie Scholl, who joined them quite some time later, when she eventually attended university. “The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany led by a … Continue reading

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