Hans Scholl Sophie Scholl
White Rose Resistance
The people who started the Movement were named Hans and
Sophie Scholl. The White Rose Movement was a resistance
against the Hitler Youth.
• The assassination attempt on
Hitler was set up on July 1944 by
the White Rose.
• Even though the leaders of the
White Rose weren’t Jewish they
still felt what was happening to
the Jews was cruel and unfair.
• The White Rose was set up in
many cities such as Hamburg,
Freiburg, Berlin and Vienna.
• The White Rose decided to start making
leaflets that denounce the regime of the
• They spread these leaflets around to
students throughout the University of Munich
so they could have more support in rebelling
against the German army.
Professor Kurt Huber
• he was one of the many leaders of the White
• guilty of distributing leaflets, sabotage of war
• he studied musicology, psychology and
philosophy at the University of Munich
• after getting arrested he was sentenced to
Christopher Hermann Probst
• he was another leader of the White Rose
• he was guilty of capital offense and high treason in distributing
• he had a wife and 2 kids with a baby on the way
• he studied medicine at the University of Munich
• he was arrested on February 19, 1943 and he was sentenced to death
The Hitler Youth.
• Many of the White Rose members were actually once part
of the Hitler Youth.
• The Hitler Youth was very restricted on their rules and
what went on and what happened while you were part of
• After Hans and Sophie were executed, their
sister Inge Jens found a journal of everything
that went on while they were secretly writing
letters to each other and when they were in
prison and what it was like. She later edited
their book At the Heart of the White Rose:
Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl
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