Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

Jud Newborn and Annette Dumbach

In the spring and summer of 1942, five young German students and one professor at the University of Munich crossed the threshold of toleration to enter the realms of resistance, danger and death. Protesting in the name of principles Hitler thought he had killed forever, Sophie Scholl and other members of the White Rose realized that the ‘Germanization’ Hitler sought to enforce was cruel and inhuman, and that they could not be content to remain silent in its midst.

From its inception to its end, the captivating story of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose is an uplifting and enlightening account of German resistance to the Third Reich. With detailed chronicles of Scholl’s arrest and trial before Hitler’s Hanging Judge, Roland Freisler, as well as appendices containing all of the leaflets the White Rose wrote and circulated exhorting Germans to stand up and fight back, this volume is an invaluable addition to World War II literature and a fascinating window into human resilience in the face of dictatorship.

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Sophie Scholl and the White Rose - Reviews

“Heart-wrenching and inspiring.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“This is a story that commands our attention.”

Newsweek International

“The animated narrative reads like a suspense novel.”

The New York Times

“Superbly written… Essential for public and academic history collections.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“Dombach and Newborn… weave the personal story of each of the resistance members into a thrilling and rich narrative…”

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Tomer Michelson, Haaretz