70 years ago today Sophie Scholl was murdered by the state. She was caught distributing a leaflet at Munich University, where she was a student, condemning Hitler and the war. She was a member of the non-violent resistance group, ‘Die weisse Rose’: The White Rose. She was brought to trial on the 22nd of February 1943, convicted of treason, and beheaded that afternoon. She was 21. Her last words were:
"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?"

70 years ago today Sophie Scholl was murdered by the state. She was caught distributing a leaflet at Munich University, where she was a student, condemning Hitler and the war. She was a member of the non-violent resistance group, ‘Die weisse Rose’: The White Rose. She was brought to trial on the 22nd of February 1943, convicted of treason, and beheaded that afternoon. She was 21. Her last words were:

"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?"


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    I think I’m in love with her.
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    She’s a national hero in germany. There’s a really great film about her called ‘die weisse rose’ if anyone’s interested.
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