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Remembering the White Rose Resistance Group

Seventy-five years ago in 1942, three years into World War II, members of the White Rose Resistance Group first disseminated their pamphlets calling for passive resistance against the Nazi regime. The LMU students Willi Graf, Christoph Probst, Alexander Schmorell, Sophie Scholl and Hans Scholl, together with LMU Professor Kurt Huber, formed the core of the group, which maintained informal links with other individuals and groups opposed to the Nazi regime.

In February 1943, Sophie and Hans Scholl were detained by the Gestapo after circulating the most recent leaflet at the Main University Building. In the days that followed, other members of the White Rose Group were arrested, and like the Scholl siblings, put on trial and eventually executed. The White Rose's commitment to moral consciousness cost them their lives, but their courage to accept responsibility for standing up against an inhumane regime is why LMU continues to remember and honor them today.

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Joanna PopeLMU Munich