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Is it just me who had never heard of Sophie Scholl ? What an absolute travesty.

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ItsAllABitStrangeReally Thu 22-Feb-18 19:28:54

Sophie Scholl was a 21 year old German girl, a member of the white army, anti bad I movement.

Today was the anniversary of her death, she was hung for standing up for what she believed in.

And where did you hear of Sophie Scholl you ask yourself ??

Bleddy Facebook.

Despite the fact I'm old, I took history at school and I consider myself keen to learn albeit I haven't taken a keen interest in world war 2 I still feel robbed for some reason.

Sophie Scholl is the sort of girl I want to hold up as an example to my children, to me she represents the fact that there is always so much good in the world despite what we're lead to believe.

Reading her story has made me come over all unnecessary (( and weepy ))

DoneDisappeared Thu 22-Feb-18 19:33:37

There's a film, Sophie Scholl about the White Rose. It's really good, but utterly gut wrenching.

I read about her for the first time in my mid teens. It's a real shame that the story isn't more well known as it's quite inspiring.

Isadora2007 Thu 22-Feb-18 19:37:25

Wasn’t her head chopped off?
I seem to recall learning about the White Rose in school.

gybegirl Thu 22-Feb-18 19:39:35

I heard of her though the Mighty Girl facebook page. I really recommend it as it posts some amazing stories about girls/women both of history and now.
She was/is inspirational and it's heartbreaking how she was killed.

Fairylea Thu 22-Feb-18 19:41:55

The full film is on You Tube- it’s very well thought of.

youtu.be/baRvF6ZBK18

grafittiartist Thu 22-Feb-18 19:43:04

Yes- I discovered her today via f b. My husband and I had just had a conversation about heroes, and she appeared!

TulipsInAJug Thu 22-Feb-18 19:43:50

Sophie Scholl is taught in schools, at A level history. She is celebrated because she was one of the very, very few who stood up to the horrors of Nazism.

Becca19962014 Thu 22-Feb-18 19:47:24

I've seen the film and read the book, the book is better, the film is worth a watch though.

When I went to see the film there was an uproar from those who didn't know the background and expected her to be spared - it's pretty clear from the title - "Sophie scholl the final days" that it's not going to be a Hollywood type ending and difficult to watch.

I found out about her because I lived with a German at university who told us all about her (and the white rose movement) on the anniversary of her death.

DumbledoresApprentice Thu 22-Feb-18 19:49:23

I was taught about Sophie Scholl at GCSE and A Level. I’m now a history teacher and she’s taught at A Level in my school now.

UnCafecito Thu 22-Feb-18 19:51:31

I also heard of her through the Mighty Girl Facebook page, which is excellent. I think she was executed by firing squad only a few hours after her short trial. Her final speech is exceptionally moving, she says what a lovely day it is, and she has to die, but she believed in her cause to the end. Incredible young woman.

windchimesabotage Thu 22-Feb-18 19:53:22

we studied her and her friends in school in history and went on a school trip to Berlin where we saw an entire memorial about her. I remember it really upset me at the time and ive never forgotten it.

Becca19962014 Thu 22-Feb-18 19:53:24

My history teaching was severely lacking at school - my teacher had sadly been a prisoner of war in a concentration camp and had never recovered from it and as such his view of the Germans was very prejudiced, it meant repeated years failed their exams because he wouldn't teach anything at all about Germans (not the word he used!).

No one, aside from his family, knew of that until his death. I've no idea who thought it a good idea to make him the specialist teacher for World War Two, but it was an extremely stupid thing to do, at the time I and others were annoyed about it - literally failed due to lack of teaching, but when I found out years later it was obvious he felt as he did and, his story upsetting.

Igneococcus Thu 22-Feb-18 19:54:22

Let's not forget her brother Hans.

Becca19962014 Thu 22-Feb-18 19:55:23

Sorry, the relevance of my pp is that there are people of my age who had such experiences which could explain the issues when I saw the film in the cinema.

Geronimoleapinglizards Thu 22-Feb-18 19:56:04

I saw the film about her a few years ago. It had a huge impact on me. I'd never heard of her before. She was so incredibly brave.

TulipsInAJug Thu 22-Feb-18 19:56:35

And their friend Kristoff. All lost their lives.

MissWimpyDimple Thu 22-Feb-18 19:59:30

Yes read the book when I was about 18 and saw the film sometime later.

Im half German though.

ItsAllABitStrangeReally Thu 22-Feb-18 20:05:27

Our history lesson were lacking too.......my teacher seemed obsessed with old farming methods and crop rotation. hmm

EbonyJade Thu 22-Feb-18 20:31:01

She was actually beheaded.

All so-called 'traitors' were beheaded during Nazi rule as a nasty way to put people off saying anything against Hitler.
I read that about 40 000 people were executed this way during Hitler's rule.

Sophie's last words were "such a fine day, and I have to go"... very sad.

Melfish Thu 22-Feb-18 20:37:21

The film was heartbreaking. I remember in the film there was some disappointment from Sophie and the others (if that is the right word to use) that they were to be guillotined rather than executed by firing squad.

HelloFreedom Thu 22-Feb-18 20:39:43

I've known about her for quite a few years. An absolute tower of heroism and decency amidst increasing moral decay.

A great example that wisdom and courage can be found at any age.

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