College’s d’Alzon Library is hosting now through Feb. 15 The White Rose
photo exhibition, which highlights the student resistance movement against the
Nazi regime. It displays the people and activities of the White Rose group,
which was founded in 1942 at the University of Munich.
White Rose fought against the oppression of civil liberties and the persecution
of Jews and demanded an end to the war. After being uncovered, the core members
– six students and one professor – were executed by the NS terror regime;
others were jailed. The resistance group produced and distributed six leaflets
calling for resistance against the Nazis. A lawyer and member of the
resistance, Helmuth von Moltke smuggled the sixth leaflet (known as the
“Manifesto of the Students of Munich”) to Scandinavia and to the United Kingdom
in 1943. Millions of copies were dropped over Germany by the Royal Air Force
until the end of the war.
exhibit is touring the United States courtesy of the Munich-based White Rose
Foundation. Housed at the University of Munich, the foundation seeks to remind
today’s youth of the important fight for human rights as well as the courage of
the White Rose members to stand up against omnipresent and brutal dictatorship.
White Rose exhibit is open to the public
and will be on display now through Feb. 15 at Assumption College’s d’Alzon
Library, 500 Salisbury St. Library hours are Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Monday
through Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10
a.m. to 8 p.m.
more information, contact Assumption College Professor Christian Gobel at firstname.lastname@example.org.