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Sophie Scholl received the news about the SS murder of Dutch civilian resistors in 1941.

He told her what he witnessed. What she did with the truth would change history. Amsterdam, 1941


“Alexandra Lehmann is imaginative, eloquent, and has a strong, constructive sensibility. Her long-term project, about German-Christian resistance to Hitler, embodied in the figure of the political activist Sophie Scholl, is a model of how the literary and historical visions of experience can be properly blended.”

– Vijay Seshadri, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 2015

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

Augsburg, October 21, 1938

Dear Sophie! Although it was very difficult in the first days to get back to life here, I am very happy about the nearly 150 new recruits, who will come on Monday. I am once again excited about my profession; and while it may be a paradox when Schiller says, “only the soldier alone is a free man,” it actually is true.  Fritz

This book is ultimately a love story about two brave individuals caught on opposite sides of war, determined to know the truth and act on it.

– Author Alexandra Lehmann

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The author has the rights to reproduce excerpts from “Damit wir uns nicht verlieren,” published by S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany.