(Schoolastic's "The New York Times Upfront")
(Courtesy of The White Rose: Munich, 1942-1943 / Edition 2)
“In a world filled with totalitarian tendencies,[the White Rose] story is emblematic for people who fight back in the extreme moments of total state control.”
~ Annette Dumbach, 2013
"There was no set criterion for entry into the group that crystallized around Hans and Sophie Scholl... It was not an organization with rules and a membership list. Yet the group had a distinct identity, a definite personality, and it adhered to standards no less rigid for being undefined and unspoken. These standards involved intelligence, character, and especially political attitude."
~ Richard F. Hanser, 1979, Author of 'A Noble Treason: The Story of Sophie Scholl'