Assumption College Hosts ‘White Rose’ Exhibit
The 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.
The 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.
For more information, contact Assumption College Professor Christian Gobel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about The White Rose group can be found here.
Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College