Wednesday, February 22, 2006

A White Rose

Everywhere and at all times of greatest trial men have appeared, prophets and saints who cherished their freedom, who preached the One God and who with His help brought the people to a reversal of their downward course. We must attack evil where it is strongest, and it is strongest in the power of Hitler... We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace. [from one of the White Rose tracts]

Sophie and Hans Scholl and Christoph Probst, three of the White Rose martyrs

Today is the anniversary of the martyrdom of Sophie and Hans Scholl and their companions. Mostly college students with a professor and a couple of military medics, they published a series of tracts exposing the immorality of the National Socialist program in Germany. They were executed on this day in 1943.

Here's a link to more about the White Rose

and here's links to English translations of the White Rose tracts.

hat tip to Bob Waldrop of Oscar Romero CW of Oklahoma City for reminding me.


1 comment:

Mimi said...

Wow. I've never heard of White Rose, but it sounds very interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

May their Memories be Eternal.