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At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie…

by Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl (Author)

Other authors: Inge Jens (Editor)

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This is a well rounded tale of a real-life brother and sister that is ideal for all those history buffs, Holocaust-obsessed or individuals looking for examples of firm religious conviction in action. You are introduced to the siblings via their own thoughts put down on paper in letters home or journal entries. What might it take for those raised in a family and motherland-oriented time that has slowly shifted the ground beneath their feet? Hitler. The man who failed to squash the spirit of some by overlooking the possibility of moral foundations overtaking charm and threat. ( )
  VictoriaBrodersen | Aug 26, 2017 |
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Hans and Sophie were raised in an intellectual environment and their letters and diaries show their command of language and their love of articulating their thoughts. The problem I had is that, after about 150 pages, I became weary of their soul searching. Although the political situation was hinted at, there was little about the actual mechanics of the White Rose. It was wise not to be explicit about being in a resistance movement when letters and diaries could incriminate the writer. But it does not make for exciting reading. ( )
  Liz1564 | Aug 23, 2017 |
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I have just finished this and already have used a near final statement: "On Feb 22 the so called People's Court presided over by Roland Freisler sentenced them to death. Late that same afternoon, Hans and Sophie Scholl and their friend Cristoph Probst, who had helped draft the last handbill, were sent to the guillotine..."

Tolerance of the Nazi does not lead to their defeat but to ours.

A not well know incident of the horrors of life in The Reich, a read for the student of The Third Reich.
  wwj | Aug 18, 2017 |
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This book contains diary excerpts and the personal correspondence of two siblings who were involved in the anti-Nazi movement during WWII in Germany. The abundant footnotes provided a few bits of information about the White Rose organization; however, many of the footnote numbers in the text do not accurately correspond to the footnotes section in the back of the book [personally, I prefer footnotes at the bottom of the page as I find flipping to the back section numerous times a bit annoying.] Many non-English words, phrases and book titles were not translated. At first I thought I must have gotten an uncorrected, advance copy; but apparently this is the retail version. Overall, a rather disappointing volume, in my opinion. ( )
  Cheryl-L-B | Aug 12, 2017 |
Hans and Sophie were raised in an intellectual environment and their letters and diaries show their command of language and their love of articulating their thoughts. The problem I had is that, after about 150 pages, I became weary of their soul searching. Although the political situation was hinted at, there was little about the actual mechanics of the White Rose. It was wise not to be explicit about being in a resistance movement when letters and diaries could incriminate the writer. But it does not make for exciting reading. ( )
  Liz1564 | Jul 28, 2017 |
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Scholl, HansAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scholl, SophieAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Jens, IngeEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brownjohn, J. MaxwellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gilman, RichardIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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