Item description for The White Rose: Munich, 1942-1943 by Inge Scholl, Arthur R. Schultz & Dorothee Solle...
Overview Depicts the activities and dedication of the young Munich University students who were executed for printing pamphlets attacking Nazi rule
Publishers Description The White Rose tells the story of Hans Scholl and Sophie Scholl, who in 1942 led a small underground organization of German students and professors to oppose the atrocities committed by Hitler and the Nazi Party. They named their group the White Rose, and they distributed leaflets denouncing the Nazi regime. Sophie, Hans, and a third student were caught and executed. Written by Inge Scholl (Han's and Sophie's sister), The White Rose features letters, diary excerpts, photographs of Hans and Sophie, transcriptions of the leaflets, and accounts of the trial and execution. This is a gripping account of courage and morality. CONTRIBUTORS: Dorthe Solle.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 1983
ISBN 0819560863 ISBN13 9780819560865
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More About Inge Scholl, Arthur R. Schultz & Dorothee Solle
INGE SCHOLL is the surviving sister of Hans and Sophie Scholl.
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A Wonderful and Inspiring Read. Mar 26, 2008
A very easy read and I would strongly recommend this to young persons interested in the holocaust and its decanters. The fact that it was written by Sophie and Hans Scholl's sister Inge Scholl adds to its authenticity. We in the United States can learn a lot form the steadfast determination of the members of the White Rose's determination to speak out no mater what the consequences. You and your kids need to read this story.
"After all,an end in terror is preferable to terror without end." Feb 1, 2008
It's little wonder this book is lauded by so many who read it. It brings out an aspect of Germany under Nazi rule that is seldom heard about and in fact was probably not very common. The young people who were involved in the White Rose understood something that ,if understood by many other of the German People,was put out of mind;and they lived under the Nazi rule,and let their own self interest guide them or as many did,buy into the National Socialism and all it entailed. It was not easy ,or even hopeful of success, to band together in opposition to Nazism,they knew they had little to gain and would,and in fact lose their lives over it. It was the correct thing to do as they stated ;
"But isn't it preposterous," somebody interrupted,"that we sit in our rooms and study how to heal mankind when on the outside the state every day sends countless young people to their death? What in the world are we waiting for? Until one day the war is over and all nations point to us and say that we accepted this government without resisting?" The idea that it is the people who find themselves living under totalitarianism,deserve the government they are willing to endure,is the heart and soul of this issue. By the time it gets to the point that these young people in Germany found themselves,history has shown that an overthrow from internal resistance is unlikely to succeed. It didn't in Germany,and had to be defeated from outside. However,that doesn't and shouldn't have negated the duty of those to try. They understood that, and that makes their attempt all the more honorable. Where were the youth like these in the early days of the Nazi rise?Allowing oneself to be hoodwinked,and rationalizing the things the Nazis professed and practiced can never be used as an excuse. While certain death came to anyone the Nazis deemed as opposing them,in the end there were countless many more who were also murdered, who went along ,considering their self interest,and ignoring those who were persecuted. The youth of the White Rose,understood the perils of resisting,but they knew even better the shame of adopting or cooperating with evil. In the end,the quicker evil is identified and dealt with the better.Appeasement and wishful thinking have never solved these evil regimes. There are lessons to learn here that are applicable to events taking place today.
An amazing story, not the best account Mar 12, 2006
I bought this book wanting some background on the White Rose before going to see the German film on Sophie Scholl, and it was informative, if rather short - the actual story is less than 100 pages, as half the book represents documents. On the plus side, it is by the sister of Hans and Sophie Scholl, so though it isn't a great read, presumably it is an accurate account. However, I have since read some negative comments that the author used this book to place herself more centre stage, which put me off a bit as I like to think the books I read - at least those on historical events - are well-researched and unbiased.
For a more gripping account with a fast-paced narrative, I would recommend Dumbach and Newborn's Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, which I've just finished. It has some rave reviews, is a much more vivid account, and as well as all the photographs of the students also includes all the leaflets including the seventh, previously unpublished, leaflet of the White Rose group that was discovered in the Gestapo archives after the fall of the Berlin Wall. So if you want both a good read and some very interesting historical documents, this is by far the better book.
It gives me hope Aug 4, 2004
For those unfamiliar with the story of The White Rose, it is a testament to the power and courage of those who are willing to stand up for freedom and independence in a world gone mad. Once again I find this book paticularly compelling today, for obvious reasons. The pamphlets the White Rose students distributed (that they subsequently paid the ultimate price for) are reprinted in their entirety in the book. They are well written, beautiful in spirit, and as compelling today as they were then.
The story is told with honor and reverence by the sister of Hans Scholl and Sophie Scholl, siblings and two of the students in Germany who brainstormed the pamphlets and were executed swiftly and denounced publicly for their trouble. In spite of that, or because of it, their efforts caused a ripple of resistance in the German republic that caused its fair share of trouble for the Nazi regime.
Calling for a policy of passive resistance -- the ability for each one, individually, to sabotage any efforts of the fascist regime in power -- was a brilliant move on their part. No fundraising, no unending meetings, no need for mailing lists or computer databases. Sabotage rallies, sabotage in all areas of science and scolarship which further the continuation of the war, sabotage in all branches of the arts, and a refusal to give a penny to any government organized charity...such was the call of these noble individuals who had no great army, but who understood the power of the individual.
I only learned of the White Rose within the past couple of years myself. Everyone should learn and understand what they did and why. It gives me hope.
In All My Life Jun 13, 2003
In all my life I don't think I have read a book about such courageous people as Hans and Sophie Scholl. They are involved in an anti-fascist resistance movement and know they can be killed at any hour of the day. They are in constant fear of the people around them, wondering if they are Nazi spies, and yet they keep going. This inspiring book, so full of tears, fearfulness, joy, anxiety, and love should be read by every young person. Janice Wipf