On February 18, 1943, two German students from the anti-Nazi White Rose group, Sophie and Hans Scholl were arrested in Munich for leading a resistance movement against Hitler in Munich University. They distributed several anti-fascist leaflets before they were caught and later executed. The White Rose is one of the best-known German resistance groups against the Nazi fascist regime. Their thoughts and actions are a symbol of human dignity, freedom, justice, and self-dependent conscientious action. Students from the University of Munich comprised the core of the White Rose: the siblings Hans Scholl and Sophie Scholl, Alexander Schmorell, Willi Graf, Christoph Probst, and Kurt Huber, a professor of philosophy and musicology.
Credits: White Rose Foundation, Working Class History