Assumption College Hosts ‘White Rose’ Exhibit

Assumption 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.

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.
The 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., Worcester, Mass. 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.

For more information, contact Assumption College Professor Christian Gobel at

More information about The White Rose group can be found here.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews