Original Title: Die Weiße Rose
Hardcover with jacket,
13.5 x 21.5 cm,
5.3 x 8.5 in.
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 26.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch
Date of publication:
April 3, 2017
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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.
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