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On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."
This fine young lady is Sophie Scholl [9/5/1921-22/2/1943], best known as one of the main members of Die Weiße Rose (The White Rose), a German anti-Nazi group consisting mainly of students from the University of Munich. They wrote and distributed a series of leaflets condemning the Nazi regime, and excoriating the German public for their apathy towards the fate of German and Polish Jews. On the 18th of February, 1943, Sophie and her brother Hans were caught distributing leaflets at the univer
If there's one thing Sara Ginaite-Rubinson, 85. is adamant about, it's that she is not a hero. As a Holocaust survivor and part of an anti-Nazi resistant group, she's often classified as a hero. "I don't think a survivor is a hero. A hero is a person who tried and didn't survive. To survive was accidental; it was pure luck. This is the reality of the Holocaust," she recalls.
Josephine Baker in her World War II Uniform, c. 1945 During World War II, Josephine served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. The French Resistance was a group of individuals who helped to win the war against the German Nazis enemy with undercover work. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and re...