White Rose

The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943, that called for active opposition to dictator Adolf Hitler's regime.

The six most recognized members of the group were arrested by the Gestapo and beheaded in 1943. The text of their sixth leaflet was smuggled by Helmuth James Graf von Moltke out of Germany through Scandinavia to the United Kingdom, and in July 1943 copies of it were dropped over Germany by Allied planes, retitled "The Manifesto of the Students of Munich."

Another member, Hans Conrad Leipelt, who helped distribute Leaflet 6 in Hamburg, was executed on January 29, 1945 for his participation.

Today, the members of the White Rose are honoured in Germany amongst its greatest heroes, since they opposed the Third Reich in the face of almost certain death.

Read more about White RoseOrigin, Leaflets, Capture and Trial, Commemoration, In The Media, Quotations

Other articles related to "white rose, rose":

Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li - Plot
... a docking harbor, allowing the shipment of the "White Rose" ... She obtains information on the location of the White Rose before escaping from Shadaloo's thugs and Nash and Maya ... harbor employee into telling her the arrival time of the White Rose ...
Mario Baccini
... member of the Union of Christian and Centre Democrats and promoter of the White Rose. 2008 he left UDC and he founded the movement White Rose with Bruno Tabacci ... At Italian general election, the White Rose was in alliance with UDC and other Christian democrats movements into the Union of the Centre, and Baccini was elected to the Chamber of ...
List Of UCLA Anderson School Of Management People - Other
... School of Management recipient of knighthood of the Order of the White Rose of Finland, as a First Class Knight of the White Rose of Finland, on December 11 ...
The White Rose - Origin
... Hans Scholl gave several explanations for the origin of the name "The White Rose," and suggested he may have chosen it while he was under the emotional influence of an obscure 19th century poem with the same ... Jud Newborn speculated briefly that the origin might have come from a German novel Die Weiße Rose- The White Rose, published in Berlin in 1929 and written by B ... They also wrote that the symbol of the white rose was intended to represent purity and innocence in the face of evil ...
White Rose - Quotations
... The White Rose will not leave you in peace! (Leaflet 4's concluding phrase, which became the motto of the White Rose resistance.) "We will not be silent" has been put on t-shirts in many ...

Famous quotes containing the words white rose, rose and/or white:

    White rose
    you are a stricken weary thing,
    shaming the spring . . .
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    The great fact in life, the always possible escape from dullness, was the lake. The sun rose out of it, the day began there; it was like an open door that nobody could shut. The land and all its dreariness could never close in on you. You had only to look at the lake, and you knew you would soon be free.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    That he is old, the more the pity, his white hairs do witness it.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)