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Conscience before conformity : Hans and Sophie Scholl and the White Rose resistance in Nazi Germany / Paul Shrimpton.

Shrimpton, Paul, (author.).


Conscience before Conformity tells the story of German students who dared to speak out against Hitler and the Third Reich, and died for their beliefs. Operating under the name of the White Rose, they printed and distributed leaflets condemning Nazism and urging Germans to offer non-violent resistance to the 'atheistic war machine'. By looking at the cultural and religious journey of the protagonists, Hans and Sophie Scholl, we can see what made them change from active participants in the Hitler Youth to leaders of the White Rose resistance. These modern-day heroes were deeply influenced by intellectuals they met in secret, and by the writings of great Christian thinkers such as St Augustine, Pascal, Georges Bernanos, and Bl. John Henry Newman. What they learnt gave them the strength to put their consciences before conformity to the Nazi lie.

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  • ISBN: 0852448430
  • ISBN: 9780852448434
  • Physical Description: xxi, 304 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: United Kingdom : Gracewing, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-296) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Birmingham and Munich -- The School Family and Their Friends -- Daring to be Different: 1939-41 -- Making Sense of Evil: 1941-42 -- The White Rose Leaflets: Summer 1942 -- Stalingrad and teh Turn of the Tide: Autumn and Winter 1942 -- More Leaflets: January-February 1943 -- Arrest, Trial and Execution: 18-22 February 1943 -- Aftermath in Munich and Elsewhere -- Legacy.
Subject: Scholl, Hans, 1918-1943.
Scholl, Sophie, 1921-1943.
Weisse Rose (Resistance group)
Anti-Nazi movement > Germany.
Youth > Nazi persecution.
Germany > History > 1933-1945.
Genre: History.

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