Free

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Online Event

Event description
Bruce Jewell, of Stafford u3a, presents stories of inspirational women in history. In this session; discover the courageous Sophie Scholl

About this Event

Munich University students Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell had served as medical orderlies on the Eastern Front and, as a result, grew increasingly critical of the war and the Nazi regime. In 1942 they set up a passive resistance group, distributing leaflets and organizing protests. The group was known as the White Rose.

Hans’ younger sister, Sophie, discovered the existence of the group and was determined to play an active part in the campaign of peaceful opposition to Nazism. Soon their involvement in the campaign of resistance was discovered and they were brought before the infamous “hanging judge”, Roland Freisler. Tragically Sophie, Hans and other members of White Rose were to pay the ultimate price for their principled and courageous stand.

This talk will focus on the motivation and methods of the group whose story deserves to be better known in the UK and elsewhere.

Bruce Jewell is a retired College Lecturer and a member of Stafford u3a where he has led a History group for eight years. Since the start of the lockdown, the group has met via Zoom video link.

This talk will be delivered online via Zoom

u3a members only

Date and Time

Location

Online Event

Save This Event

Event Saved