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Pictures of Munich

Pictures remembering of the Weisse Rose

During the nazi dictatorship most Germans did not stand up against the terror regime. Only a few did, among them was a group of young people from southern Germany. They called themselves the "White Rose", ( in German "Weisse Rose").

A quote from their first leaflet:

The group of the Weisse Rose consisted of Willi Graf, Prof. Kurt Huber, Hans Leipelt, Christoph Probst, Alexander Schmorell, Hans Scholl, his sister Sophie Scholl and others.

The pictures below were taken at an exhibit at the LMU - the university of Munich. The place where the members of the White Rose were detected while they were dropping anti nazi leaflets from an indoor balcony, they were subsequently arrested and executed.

The last picture is actually not from the Weisse Rose, it is the picture of Hermann Josef Wehrle, a catholic priest from Bogenhausen, Munich. He was executed by the nazis because he called Hitler a tyrant while being questioned as a witness by Freisler at the Volksgerichtshof.

copyright 2005 by Tamiko Thiel and Peter Graf.

Higher resolution images are available on request.