Miriam Gebhardt: The White Rose. DVA Verlag (Hardcover, (Contemporary) History)

The White Rose

How perfectly ordinary Germans became resistance fighters

Original Title: Die Weiße Rose

Hardcover with jacket, 368 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04730-4
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 27.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: April 3, 2017
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Rights sold to: Sweden (Karneval)

Selected by New Books in German

Miriam  Gebhardt - The White Rose


The untold story of the famous resistance group

When nowadays the "White Rose" is mentioned, we automatically think of Hans and Sophie Scholl. With their arrest and execution in February 1943 the brother and sister became icons of German resistance against the NS dictatorship and figures of identification especially for young people.

But the focus on the charismatic siblings makes us forget that the White Rose had some 80 members active not only in Munich but also in several other cities. Little is heard about these resistance fighters and their families who, after the group had been exposed, were also killed or imprisoned.

Miriam Gebhardt tells here a new history of the White Rose, one that does justice to the complexity of the group in its structure and motives. Hers is an impressive account of how heavily the legacy of the resistance weighed particularly on those whose deeds were barely acknowledged when the dictatorship was over.

“Gebhardt has written a vital and in part striking book. […] Seldom has a historical person become so humanly tangible as here.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung


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