Germany-Jewish Relations Past and Present series features poster session, presentation (Oct. 21)

As a part of Time to Act: Germany-Jewish Relations Past and Present series of events this semester, a poster presentation of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose will be on display on the fourth floor of the Cofrin Library through Oct. 31, 2021. Prof. Clif Ganyard will offer thoughts on her story at a reception on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 pm in the Cofrin Library.

“Within the United States, Sophie Scholl is not the best-known resistance fighter, but her story is a powerful one. She was a key member of the Weiße Rose (White Rose)—a resistance group run by students at the University of Munich who distributed leaflets and used graffiti to decry Nazi crimes and the political system, while calling for resistance to the Nazi state and the war. On February 22, 1943, she was beheaded for treason at just 21 years old.” (National WWII Museum). This poster presentation tells her story. Sponsored by the German program and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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