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Sun May 9, 2021, 10:44 AM

Germany commemorates icon of resistance to Nazism

Source: AP

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Sunday commemorated the 100th birthday of Sophie Scholl, a young woman who became an icon for her role in the anti-fascist ‘White Rose’ resistance group.

Scholl and other group members were arrested in 1943 after scattering leaflets critical of Adolf Hitler’s regime and the war from a balcony at the University of Munich. She and her brother Hans were executed four days later after refusing to apologize.

The group’s story, including the Scholl siblings’ gradual awareness and then rejection of the horrors of National Socialist ideology and militarism, has become a staple of history lessons in German schools. It also has been regularly dramatized in films, plays and most recently an Instagram account.

On Sunday, dozens of young people in Munich took part in a theatrical live performance about Scholl’s life — held in the open air due to pandemic restrictions.



FILE - This undated file photo shows German Sophie Scholl, member of the Nazi resistance activist group 'White Rose'. May 9, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of her birth. (AP Photo, file)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/europe-germany-nazism-lifestyle-08c4928a73440adb8d37a0b0d520b78f

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 11:18 AM

1. Thank God for the brave souls in the world who fight tyranny.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:13 PM

2. We need 100,000 brave souls like Sophie and Hans in the US today nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #2)

Sun May 9, 2021, 10:38 PM

9. We already have more than 100,000 such "brave souls". They are known as Democrats.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:34 PM

3. If that had happened in America, the media would be in full "both sides" mode.

And a certain political party would be condemning her.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #3)

Sun May 9, 2021, 06:57 PM

7. In the 30's America was close to joining Hitler's Germany

Remember Prescott Bush banker who helped them, Ford, Limburg, Gary Cooper (a Silver Shirt), etc. It's not over yet.

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #7)

Sun May 9, 2021, 08:10 PM

8. A few years back...

Social media circulated a video from one of the late night talk shows in which people on the street were asked various questions about history, with the ultimate purpose of letting the audience delight in feeling so much smarter than these poor rubes.

One of the questions was: "which side one the American Civil War?" Predictably, a number of victims didn't know or answered incorrectly, and many on DU joined the laugh-fest.

Along with several others, I pointed out that, although the treasonous south surrendered and the treaty was signed, in a very real sense the Confederacy can be said to have won or at the very least is still pressing the fight with varying degrees of success.

I was, of course, scolded for my opinion, but that's how it goes.


And here we are today, still fighting the Civil War.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:57 PM

4. I'm glad Germany is remembering their heroes

who were murdered by their villains.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 04:05 PM

5. executed by guillotine, same has her brother Hans.

Sophie was only 22 , Hans was 24.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 04:59 PM

6. Kick

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 11:46 PM

10. Here's the movie.

"Sophie Scholl, the final day"

Also check out "Come and See"

I highly recommend this movie. It is one of the best anti war movies.

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