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Facsimile of the second White Rose leaflet

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Facsimile of the second White Rose leaflet, distributed by members of the White Rose, a German anti-Nazi group formed in Munich in 1942. Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell wrote the first four leaflets, possibly with contributions by Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst. The second leaflet calls Nazism a cancer on German society, states that the murder of Polish Jews by the Germans is a crime against humanity, and urges the citizens of Germany to resist the Nazi rule. The group was founded by students from the University of Munich in the late spring of 1942, and members consisted of Hans, Alexander, Sophie Scholl, Willi Graf, and Christoph Probst. They created and distributed thousands of copies of six different leaflets written between March 1942 and February 1943. During this time the group expanded into an organization of student members in Hamburg, Freiburg, Berlin, and Vienna. On February 18, Hans and Sophie were arrested after they were seen distributing the leaflets around the university in Munich. After their arrest, the Gestapo quickly captured several other members of the group. On February 22, Hans, Sophie, and Christoph were sentenced to death and executed. In April, Alexander Schmorell, Willi Graf, and Kurt Huber, a professor at the university who wrote the sixth leaflet, were sentenced to death and executed later in the year.
    Title
    Flugbl├╝tter der Weissen Rose
    Alternate Title
    Leaflets of the White Rose
    Date
    creation:  1942 June
    distribution:  1942 June
    Geography
    creation: Munich
    distribution: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Weisse Rose Stiftung e.v.
    Contributor
    Author: Hans Scholl
    Author: Alexander Schmorell
    Distributor: Weisse Rose Group

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Information Forms
    Category
    Fliers
    Object Type
    Leaflets (tgm)
    Genre/Form
    Leaflets. Fliers.
    Physical Description
    a: Faded, yellowed off-white sheet of paper with two small, circular punch holes on the left border. The page has a centered title line across the top, with a large paragraph below. In the center is a smaller paragraph and then another large paragraph at the bottom of the page. All the text is in German.

    b: Faded, yellowed off-white sheet of paper with two small, circular punch holes on the right border. The page has a large paragraph at the top, with a long quote narrowly centered below and several lines of text at the bottom. All the text is in German. There are several small vertical lines of text along the lower right margin.
    Dimensions
    a: Height: 11.750 inches (29.845 cm) | Width: 8.250 inches (20.955 cm)
    b: Height: 11.750 inches (29.845 cm) | Width: 8.250 inches (20.955 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Munich (Germany) Germany

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The leaflet facsimile was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992.
    Primary Number
    FX92.2.1
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-23 13:27:41
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