26 June 2019 1.00pm — 2.00pm
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)
Dr Alexandra Lloyd
Janet Walwyn | 01865 287156 | email@example.com
DescriptionIn 1943 five students and a professor at the University of Munich were arrested, tried, and executed. They were members of The White Rose (Die Weiße Rose), a clandestine group that wrote and distributed pamphlets calling on the Germans to resist Hitler. The pamphlets are fascinating texts, drawing on a range of philosophical ideas and influences. They urge readers to open their eyes to the atrocities being committed in the name of the regime, denounce the persecution of European Jews, and call for an end to the war. This talk introduces the White Rose group and examines the way they used the written word to inspire resistance.
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