We Will Not Be Silent

We Will Not Be Silent

The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler

Book - 2016
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"In his signature eloquent prose, backed up by thorough research, Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends formed the White Rose, a campaign of active resistance to Hitler and the Nazis. Risking imprisonment or even execution, the White Rose members distributed leaflets urging Germans to defy the Nazi government. Their belief that freedom was worth dying for will inspire young readers to stand up for what they believe in. Archival photographs and prints, source notes, bibliography, index."--
"The true story of the White Rose, a group of students in Nazi Germany who were active undercover agents of the resistance movement against Hitler and his regime"--
Publisher: Boston :, Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780544223790
Branch Call Number: YA 943.086092 Freedman
Characteristics: 104 pages :,illustrations ;,25 x 25 cm


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May 25, 2020


Sep 26, 2017

This book looks at the true story of those teenagers and college students who defied Hitler and what he stood foreign Nazi Germany.

SnoIsleLib_LorraineB May 11, 2017

Looks at the little-known story of a group of university students in Austria who wrote and secretly distributed thousands of leaflets urging the German people to resist the Nazi regime. The student's belief that freedom was worth dying for will inspire young readers to stand up for what they believe in.

Gabi_Dubh Sep 27, 2016

Well researched and engaging book by Newberry winner Russell Freedman. Excellent book to explore context and devastating harshness of WWII juxtaposed with the bravery of the youth in the White Rose Resistance Movement.

Aug 27, 2016

Interesting and well written look at a little known (to me) piece of World War II history.


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Nov 12, 2018

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Mar 04, 2020

“I’m searching for myself, just myself, because this much I do know: I’ll only find the truth inside me.” Hans Scholl

“I acted as I had to act, prompted by a voice that came from within.” Kurt Huber

“We carry all our standards within ourselves, only we don’t look for them closely enough. Perhaps because they are the severest standards.” Sophie Scholl


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