History's HEROES? Dated 9.05.1921 - 22.02.1943

Sophie Scholl

Created by

Vera Hillebrand

Location

Munich
Scholl studied and worked there.

Achievements

    Characteristics

    • Brave / Courageous
    • A good and strong leader
    • Altruistic (puts other first e.g. risks or gives life for others)
    • Clever
    • Visionary (has far reaching ideas)
    • Decisive
    • Determined
    • Ambitious
    • Just and fair minded

    External link

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Scholl

    Quotations

    "Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Scholl

    "Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don't dare express themselves as we did." - Sophie Scholl

    The girl with the white rose

    Sophie and her brother Hans Scholl fought against the Nazi-Regime in Germany and founded the organization "white rose".

    Sophie Magdalena Scholl was born 9th of May 1921 in Forchtenberg as the daughter of Magdalena and Robert Scholl. She has got 5 other siblings. At the beginning the children sympathised with the Nazi-Regime, although their parents were against it. Sophie and her brothers and sisters joined organizations like the "Hitlerjugend" and the "Bund deutscher Mädel". After some time the parents convinced their children and all of them stepped out of the organizations in 1939. After that Sophie began to work as a kindergarten teacher and she got to know her fiancee Fritz Hartnagel. Her brother Hans studied in Munich medicine and she started a biology- and philosophy-study. With friends the two sibling founded the organization "white rose" and they started to distribute pamphlets in the city at night with slogans like: "In the name of the German youth we claim back from the state of Adolf Hitler the personal freedom". All members of the organization brought themselves in mortal danger with such activities against Hitler. At the 18th of February 1943 the janitor of their university saw them distributing the pamphlets and reported to the Gestapo. Sadly, on the 22nd of February, 1943 they were sentenced to death and executed.

    Life in Sophie Scholl's world

    When you lived at the time of Nazi-Germany you had to join the different groups of the regime, to obey. Nazi Party Members had a really good life, the nazi propaganda gave the normal people hope.

    Was Sophie Scholl a Hero?

    • She fought for liberty
    • She paid with her life
    • She represented her opinion
    • She was very brave

    Things you might not know about Sophie Scholl

    Nowadays numerous streets, public places and schools are named after them. They are valid as the most important member of the resistance against Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime. Nazi philosophy idealised the role of women as child-bearer and creator of the family
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