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The White Rose: Young Germans Who Took on the Nazis

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Tue, Feb 22, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

In a matter of hours, they were tried, convicted, and beheaded for the crime of treason. These young friends had dared to oppose the Nazi regime—and were caught in a crucial moment, when the Germans feared their grip on the public was slipping.

In urgent, pleading messages, copied and mailed to thousands of Germans, the members of the “White Rose” resistance group begged their fellow citizens to rise up. Their voices went unheard then, but today the group is a symbol of righteous rebellion. On this anniversary of the first execution, learn their story.

Rebecca Erbelding, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at You do not need a Facebook account to view their program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the USHMM’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

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