Lived, studied and died there
- Activist against the totalitarian Nazi-regime
- Was honoured several times for her corageous actions
- Brave / Courageous
- Altruistic (puts other first e.g. risks or gives life for others)
- Visionary (has far reaching ideas)
- Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
- Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
- Perseverant / Tenacious (keeps going despite challenges)
- Just and fair minded
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Quotations"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause. Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?" - Sophie Scholl
"Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone" - Sophie Scholl
The woman who preferred sacrifice for humanity to an inhuman life
She and her group, the White Rose, fought bitterly against the regime of Nazi-Germany. Her courage and perseverance were annihilated with violence; she was executed because of her peaceful beliefs.
Sophia Magdalena Scholl, also known as Sophie Scholl, was born on 9 May, 1921 in Forchtenberg am Kocher, in Germany. At the age of eleven, she joined the "Bund Deutscher MÃ¤del" (League of German Girls), a female youth organization in Nazi-Germany. Her initial enthusiasm in relationship to the organization continuously altered into disagreement and criticism. Her criticism in relationship to Hitler's dictatorship was steadily growing, too. After having graduated in 1940, she started attending the University of Munich. As her brother Hans was studying there as well, she eventually came across the White Rose, a non-violent resistance group against Nazi-Germany he was involved in. She was instantly enthusiastic about the organization and started spreading its leaflets campaigning against the dictatorship. But on 18 February 1943, she was caught with her brother and their fellow Christoph Probst while handing out the sixth leaflet at the University of Munich. Sentenced to death, she was executed by guillotine four days later.
Life in Sophie Scholl's world
Was Sophie Scholl a Hero?
- She sacrificed herself fighting against Adolf Hitler's ruthless dictatorship
- Not even death could frighten her while everybody else preferred looking away
- She didn't give up and fought for what she believed in
- She urged the German population to oppose Hitler
Things you might not know about Sophie SchollSophie Scholl had a relationship with Fritz Hartnagel, who had to fight at the Eastern front during World War II. In January 1943, he was evacuated from Stalingrad, but he didn't arrive in Germany before her execution. He married her older sister Elisabeth.
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