Die Weiße Rose - The White Rose
An exhibit chronicling The White Rose resistance group in Nazi Germany
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)
MORE WHITE ROSE INFORMATION:
Small selection of books and DVDs from the UO Libraries collection:
Students against tyranny; the resistance of the White Rose, Munich, 1942-1943 (Book, Knight Library, DD256.3.S3362)
At the heart of the White Rose : letters and diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl (Book, Knight Library, DD247.S375A4 1987)
Shattering the German night : the story of the White Rose (Book, Knight Library, DD256.3.D825 1986)
Sophie Scholl die letzten Tage (Sophie Scholl, the Final Days) (Film, John E. Jaqua Law Library, PN1997 .S6484 2005)
Die weiße Rose (The White Rose) (Film, Knight Library Audio & Video Room (DVD 05452 PAL Region 2)
Finding primary source materials (interviews, personal accounts, etc.): Use LibrarySearch and use words such as "personal narratives" or "interviews" with your keywords
EXHIBIT CREATOR: White Rose Foundation e.V.