glyph 325: An inspiring but deeply saddening example of principled resistance to tyranny . this series of short documents is of historical importance for anyone committed to liberty ... the warriors of The White Rose should never be forgotten.
Communications of The White Rose
heroic resistance to Nazi tyranny, Germany, 1940s
From Liberty Fund:
The White Rose was a close-knit group of friends in Munich, Germany, during the Nazis Third Reich. Anonymously, under the name The White Rose, they wrote and distributed a series of pamphlets throughout Germany in 1942 and 1943, with their writing even reaching several occupied countries.
In their fliers, they urged Germans to rise up and challenge Hitler and the Nazis. After Hans and Sophie Scholl, a brother and sister, were caught distributing leaflets at the University of Munich on Feb. 18, 1943, the Gestapo quickly rounded up the group. On the 22nd, Hans, Sophie, and Christoph Probst were tried and executed. The form of execution was beheading by guillotine. Hanss last words, as the blade descended, were Let freedom live!