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With Y ou There Is Light Based on the True Story about Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel

Sophie Scholl, German resistance figure

Forchtenberg, May 9, 1921 - Munich, February 22, 1943 From left to right: Siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl ...
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Sophie Scholl’s Show Trial

Justizpalast, Munich Germany, Site of Scholl and Probst Trial, 2/22/43 "What we wrote and said is what you ...
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Sophie Scholl, Diary Entry December 1941

The following passage is an excerpt from "With You There Is Light: Based on the True Story about ...
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Use of the Word “Resistance” in Campaigning

Appropriating World War II Language for 2018 U.S. Mid Term Elections We need a leader, not a movement. ...
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New Brunswick Theological Seminary Exhibition To Highlight “The Spirit in the Struggle against Nazism”

Siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst - organizing members of the White Rose resistance - at ...
Sophie Scholl interrogated here after her arrest, February 1943

Translation of Sophie Scholl’s Gestapo Interrogation Notes

State Secret Police Headquarters, Munich 1943Briennerstrasse Fortsetzung der Vernehmung der Beschuldigten Munich, February 20, 1943 Context: Two days ...
Sophie Scholl quote translated by Alexandra Lehmann

Seventy-Five Years Ago Today

Seventy-five years ago today Sophie Scholl sketched "FREEDOM" on the backside of her conviction for "treason." F R ...

Dear Sophie from Fritz Hartnagel, sent from Occupied Poland, February 17, 1943

The White Rose Resistance also included banned artists, poets, philosophers and painters. Wilhelm Geyer's paintings were on view ...

To Fritz Hartnagel, Munich, February 16, 1943

Context: Fritz Hartnagel survives Stalingrad. It is World War II's most horrific battle. He is recuperating from near ...
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Resistance Then and Now: Social Media vs. Leaflets

Young people in the Islamic Republic of Iran are taking great risks to publicly protest against their President ...
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Christmas Greeting from Stalingrad

Translated here into English for the first time with permission of S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt. To Sophie Scholl ...
With You There Is Light, Chapter 3

Reading to the Religious: With You There Is Light

Reading at St. James in North Salem, New York November 26, 2017 After Service at the St. James ...

Reading #4 from “With You There Is Light: Based on the True Story about Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel”

November 17, 2017. Books & Books in Grand Cayman, B.V.I. A reading from "With You There Is Light" ...
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German, 1906-1945)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian, pastor and political resistance activist involved in Berlin's July 1944 plot to kill ...
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#Resistance during the Age of Trump: Not at all like German Resistance during World War II

Note: The below personal essay describing a reading experience in September, 2017 provided this writer with the opportunity ...
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Political Resistance History and Context in the Age of Trump, Part 2 of 4

For the liberal elite, Progressives, and #NeverTrumpers, resistance means opposition to the country’s sitting President. Referring to this ...
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Civil Disobedience as Resistance

 A Series of Posts (Part One of Four) On Political History, Context and President Trump Civil Disobedience As Resistance in ...
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Re-Visiting The White Rose Student Resistance Movement in Munich

New Munich Student Resistance Installation (LMU, 2/17)     Munich, June 10, 2017. Re-visiting the new installation at ...
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Sophie Scholl (German, 1921-1943)

Born on May 9, 1921 in Forchtenberg (Baden-Wuerttemberg), Sophie Scholl was the third child after her siblings Hans ...
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Was Fritz Hartnagel a Nazi?

An Often Asked Question Gets Answered Again The last question came from a very bright student at the ...
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What we said and thought, so did you, only we were capable of saying it

What we said and thought, so did you, only we were capable of saying it -Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) ...
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Sophie Scholl’s “Library” 1937-1943

Sophie Scholl gave us a very thorough "intellectual history," often quoting from and mentioning the books she read in her ...
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Review by Rebecca Odessa, The Wisdom Daily

by Alexandra Lehmann When Hitler came to power in the early 1930’s, Nazi ideology pervaded the German education ...
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Why Civil Resistance Works: Book Review by Alexandra Lehmann

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Non-Violent Conflict by Erica Chenoweth. My rating: 3 of 5 stars. This book's ...
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Enter to Win a Free Copy of “With You There Is Light” at Goodreads

October 24, 2016. Ridgefield, CT.  At the time of this writing, 150 readers have entered the goodreads.com contest ...
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Hartnagel writes Scholl about Belgian Resistance, 1940

Resistance in Antwerp, 1940 Fritz writes to Sophie from Antwerp after the Blitzkrieg, May 1940.       ...

Hans Scholl (1918-1943)

Magdalena Scholl, Sophie and Hans Scholl's mother EXCERPTED FROM "WITH YOU THERE IS LIGHT": Hans and Sophie's mother ...

Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel Correspond, September 1939

Calw, Black Forest Fritz Hartnagel was a part of Hitler’s Army. He was going to have to fight ...

Passive Resistance: Refusing to Yield to Censorship

Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) German poet and writer most recognized for satire and wit. His "Lieder (art songs)" were ...

Sophie Scholl Defiantly Enjoyed Art Labeled “Entartete Kunst” (Morally Degenerate)

Earlier in 1936, anti-Nazi political activist, Sophie Scholl — in her stand against Hitler — admired Paula Modersohn ...
Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemoeller Criticized Nazi Policies

Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemoeller Criticized the “Aryan Paragraph”

Historical Context:  Like most Protestant pastors, Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemoeller was a national conservative, and openly supported ...

Sophie Scholl, Inspired and Motivated by Christian Faith

Historical Context: Throughout her young adulthood, political activist Sophie Scholl delved deeply into Christian faith. As the Nazi Party ...
Cadet Fritz Hartnagel attended Potsdam Military Academy. Alexandra Lehmann

Cadet Fritz Hartnagel at the Potsdam Military Academy, 1937

"You Shall Know Obedience In Order To Command" Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, decorated in World War I, taught ...
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Sophie Scholl: From Hitler Youth to Political Activist

Sophie and Hans Scholl were both group leaders in the League of German Girls and Hitler Youth. Several ...

Love Blooms Among the Ruins in Hohenstaufen

Historical Context: January, 1939. The city of Ulm is a part of Baden-Wuerttemberg, a German province that was ...

Fritz Hartnagel Writes to Sophie Scholl, October 1938

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), German writer, poet, philosopher Fritz Hartnagel was stationed in Augsburg barracks before ...
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Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel Met at a Party in Ulm

Ulm is noted for its "Fachwerkhaeuser" that date back to the 15th century. In 1937, the youth of ...
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