A Hero: Sophie Scholl
The story of Sophie Scholl is a powerful one to say the least. She was a smart and determined woman, who made her own choices in life. She was around twenty years old when she was put to death for doing just that, being a stong minded woman. She and her brother were apart of a non violent resistance group called, “The White Rose”. This group published six leaflets encouraging the German people to passively resist the National Socialist party. Sophie and her brother were found distributing the sixth leaflet at the university in Munich by the janitor of the school. The Gestapo took them directly into custody. It took about four days from their arrest for them to be executed along with another member of the White Rose, a young father of three by the name of Christopher Probst. All of three of them held their heads high while being taken to the guillotine . Sophie’s last words were “Die Sonne scheint noch”—”The sun still shines.”(1). This comments that even as she was being put to death she did not care, because she knew she had done the right thing.
During this time in history it was very hard to speak up for what you believe in. This group of young people were able to fight not using violence but with words. The idea they died for was one the held close tho their hearts. Many years after their death they are thought to be heroes, because they taught people to stand up for what they believe in and to not be scared to question the government. Germany today has streets and schools named after Sophie and her brother.
I would like to believe that I would have had the courage to stand up and fight with the White rose and Sophie. To fight for what is right for the people even of they can not see it themselves. What do you think? would you have fought? would you have had the courage that these young people?
“Sophie Scholl Revolt & Resistance Www.HolocaustResearchProject.org.” Sophie Scholl Revolt & Resistance Www.HolocaustResearchProject.org. Accessed December 4, 2015. http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/revolt/scholl.htmlSophie Scholl the movie was also used to give a general idea for the story