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Sophie Scholl

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Asked by A Moin, 16 Apr '12 08:19 pm
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Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 22 February 1943) was a German student, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine.

Since the 1970s, Scholl has been celebrated as one of the great German heroes who actively opposed the Third Reich during the Second World War.
Answered by Prince Deva, 16 Apr '12 08:25 pm

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Ophie Scholl, the daughter of Robert Scholl, the mayor of Forchtenberg, was born on 9th May, 1921. The family moved to Ulm and in 1933 Sophie joined the Hitler Youth . At first she was enthusiastic but, influenced by the views of her father, she became increasingly critical of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi government.

Sophie's brother, Hans Scholl , was also growing disillusioned with Nazi Germany and in 1937 he was arrested and briefly jailed after being accused of subversive activities.

After leaving school in 1940 Sophie became a kindergarten teacher at the Frobel Institute in Ulm-Soflingen. This was followed by six months auxiliary war service as a nursery teacher in Blumberg.

In May 1942, entered the University of Munich where she became a student of biology and philosophy. Later that year her father was imprisoned for making critical comments about Adolf Hitler to one of his employees. He was found guilty of saying: "this Hitler is God's scourge on mankind, and if this war d ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 17 Apr '12 12:47 am

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