Leaflets of the White Rose

A memorial to two brave people in an uncouraged time at a special place.

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The Scholl siblings on 18 February 1943 during their leaflet campaign on the second floor of the main building of the Ludwig-Maximilian University. Photographed at the place of the event. Photographer: Sebastian Gerner.

The story of the Scholl siblings

Sophie and Hans Scholl were part of the resistance group "Die weiße Rose" (eng: The White Rose), which tried to convince people by peaceful means to oppose National Socialism.

 

They printed leaflets, wrote letters and painted walls. On 18 February 1943 they were caught distributing leaflets at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and arrested by the Gestapo. Only a few days later a show trial against the two of them took place. They were both sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out the same day. On February 23, 1943 these two young people experienced their last day, because they dared to speak their minds in a totalitarian and criminal regime.

 

The fact that these actions also reached the outside world was shown by the fact that later the Western Allies dropped the leaflets about German cities. While the BBC and the New York Times also reported on the resistance group.

 

Fehlen Lebensdaten!

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While Hans Scholl was trying to protect his sister during the interrogation, Sophie took full responsibility for her actions and tried to protect her friends. In reply to the Gestapo official's last question whether she repents of her actions, she states:

 

"Von meinem Standpunkt muss ich diese Frage verneinen. Ich bin der Meinung, das Beste getan zu haben, was ich gerade jetzt für mein Volk tun konnte. Ich bereue deshalb meine Handlungsweise nicht und will die Folgen, die mir aus meiner Handlungsweise erwachsen, auf mich nehmen.“ (eng: From my point of view I must deny this question. I believe that I did the best I could do for my people at this time. I therefore do not regret my actions and will accept the consequences of my actions.)

 

On 22 February 1943 the day of their trial Sophie and Hans Scholl were beheaded in Munich-Stadelheim.

 

Sophie Indiana Jones Scholl

Sophie Scholl and the model of the 2nd floor of the LMU itself.

... kleidungsstil angelehnt an die aus dem film.

... das lego modell kann nur einen moment zeigen (verweis auf älteren artikel forum, indem ich das schon mal erwähnte) Habe mich folglich für die Szene davor entschieden, weil: Modellgröße und xy

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Special place = special aura?

Photographed at the site of the event. Does this has an effect on the perception of the model ?

zur inszenierung gehört auch der gewählte Ort der Fotografie

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A story from World War II

All in all, we see a history of the Second World War here. No, that history does not necessarily have to be connected with armed violence and front-line events. War is much more than the combats at the front.

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Article's Author

Benjamin (Benni)

 

> Studying History BoA degree at LMU in Munich

> The man behind History's Bricks


... history of ww2

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- Geschichte der Geschwister Scholl

- Die Inszenierung (über das Modell)

- Aura des Ortes

- Intention (a story from WW2, story of courage in a discouraged time)

 

 

It is February 18, 1943, and the siblings Sophie and Hans Scholl distribute leaflets at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich against Hitler, the regime, the mass murders and the war. They are caught doing this and later they are sentenced to death.

It has long been time to capture and depict this moment with LEGO bricks.

Shot at the historical location, the 2nd floor on the marble tiles of the main building of the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. Many thanks to Sebastian @launched_into_space for shooting the photos!

 

 

It is February 18, 1943, and the siblings Sophie and Hans Scholl distribute leaflets at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich against Hitler, the regime, the mass murders and the war. They are caught doing this and must pay for their civil courage with their lives. It's about time to tell this story with LEGO bricks to counter a widely believed myth that the Second World War would have been nothing but combats.

Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans were caught by the caretaker of the LMU University while distributing leaflets directed against Hitler and the war.

 

 

 

I especially like to commemorate such a courageous young woman in my #legoherstory series.

 

 

 

In Germany there is no greater sign of civil courage than the actions of the White Rose.