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Heroism: The Story Of The White Rose By Inge Scholl

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"Perhaps genuine heroism lies in deciding stubbornly to defend everyday things, the trivial and the immediate, after having been bombarded with so much oratory about great deeds,” wrote Inge Scholl, sister to the famous Hans and Sophie Scholl (Scholl 4). These two siblings were quite possibly some of the most heroic students in all of Germany during the time when the Nazi Party was in control. In fact, this brother and sister, along with several others, such as Alexander Schmorell and George Wittenstein, formed the White Rose, a student anti-Nazi group (“White Rose”). The story of the White Rose is best told in three parts: the formation of the group, the students’ actions, and how the group’s actions affected the German public. When Hans
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