Sophie Scholl

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A bust of Scholl at her grave in Munich

Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German woman who lived in Forchtenberg, Baden-Württemberg where her dad, Robert was the mayor.[1]

When Adolf Hitler went into power Sophie's family was critical to the Nazi’s regime. Hitler was a man who only made things worse between Germans and certain countries, thinking that Germany needed more land.[2] Sophie, her brother and their friends thought something needed to be done so they founded the White Rose.[3]

They put up leaflets that said against Hitler, but they were caught by a Custodian who called the police. They were put on trial, sentence to death with Sophie’s last words being “Die Sonne scheint noch" or "The sun still shines." before being executed at the age of 21.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sophie Scholl". History Learning Site.
  2. "Sophie Scholl Biography -". Biography Online.
  3. "The White Rose - A Lesson in Dissent".
  4. "Sophie Scholl and the White Rose".

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