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Linda Elliott
Linda Elliott • 1 year ago

Sophie Scholl was convicted of high treason for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets during WW II and sent to the guillotine at the age of 21.

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Sophie and Hans Scholl were German students active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. They were convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine.

Sophie Scholl ( German student and revolutionary, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine.)

Sophie Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student, active within the Weisse Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine.

The heroine of The White Rose resistance group, Sophie Scholl (May 9, 1921 - 1943, execution by guillotine), who along with other members of the group, including her brother Hans urged Germans to passive resistance against the Nazi regime. In February 1943 the group was caught pamphleteering at the University of Munich and rapidly sentenced to death and executed.

Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine. Since the 1970s, Scholl has been celebrated as one of the great German heroes who actively opposed the Third Reich during the Second World War.

Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst, part of The White Rose: a resistance group in Nazi Germany.

A 1942 photo of Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst - members of the student resistance group, “White Rose”. The group distributed pamphlets across Germany appealing to the public’s sense of moral duty, calling for resistance to the Nazi dictatorship, and demanding an end to the war. Sophie would be caught and reported to the Gestapo on the 18th of February, 1943 at Ludwig Maximilians University. All three would then be sentenced 5 days later and beheaded.