Hamilton Library chronicles White Rose movement

January 25, 2013  |   |  Comments
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Sophie Scholl is featured in Hamilton Library's exhibit on the peaceful White Rose movement against the Nazis

Sophie Scholl, above, is featured in Hamilton Library’s exhibit on the peaceful White Rose movement against the Nazis

A photo exhibition chronicling the brief yet intense bloom of the White Rose nonviolent resistance movement against the Nazi regime is currently on tour across the United States, and it will make a stop at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

The White Rose exhibit will be open to the public and on display at Mānoa Hamilton Library’s Bridge Gallery until Friday, March 23.

The exhibit chronicles the White Rose movement, which was formed in 1942 by a group of students and supported by philosophy Professor Kurt Huber of the University of Munich in a bold bid to stand up to the Nazi regime.

The group, led by siblings Sophie and Hans Scholl, was famous for its leaflet and graffiti campaign, which took place from June 1942 to February 1943. The leaflets, which they designed and printed, denounced the politics and crimes of the Nazi regime and called for active opposition to them.

Today, the group’s members are admired as heroes. Schools and public places across Germany have been named in honor of the Scholl siblings.

The exhibit will be open to the public during Hamilton Library business hours. For library hours, visit the Hamilton Library website.

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