University of Oregon

Die Weiße Rose - The White Rose

An exhibit chronicling The White Rose resistance group in Nazi Germany

January 5, 2015 –March 20, 2015
University of Oregon
Global Scholars Hall
(Eugene campus, 1710 E. 15th Ave.),
1st floor and mezzanine (exhibit map)

Formed by University of Munich students and their professor, The White Rose was a small, non-violent resistance group in Germany that spoke out against Nazi policies. Between June 1942 and February 1943, the members created and distributed leaflets that called for the active opposition of the German people to Adolf Hitler's regime. Seven members were executed in February 1943 and many others were imprisoned. The group's sixth leaflet, their last, known as the “Manifesto of the Students of Munich,” was later airdropped over Germany in June 1943 by Allied planes.

Concurrent Exhibit: Dissent and Defiance: Pacifists, Student Protestors, and Advocates for Economic Justice: Topics include: conscientious objectors at the CPS Camp #56 on the Oregon coast during World War II, UO student protests against the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the Occupy Eugene Movement. Knight Library, Special Collections & University Archives, 2nd floor. Available for viewing all winter term.


Opening Event: Roundtable, Panel Discussion, and Exhibit Viewing
January 13, 5:30pm, GSH 123
A panel of UO Scholars will present on the mentality of "ordinary" people in the Third Reich, who knew what and when about the Holocaust, revelations of new documents about resistance against the Nazis, and resistance to dehumanization. Attendees can view the exhibit after the presentation. Refreshments will be served. Contact Dorothee Ostmeier for questions.
--John McCole (Professor of History)
--David Luebke (Professor of History)
--Matthias Vogel (Senior Instructor of German and President, Oregon Association of Teachers of German)
--Jeffrey Librett (Professor of German)


Small selection of books and DVDs from the UO Libraries collection:

SPONSORS: Department of German and Scandinavian, Undergraduate Studies, University Housing, and University of Oregon Libraries

EXHIBIT CREATOR: White Rose Foundation e.V.

White Rose Exhibit poster
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