White Rose: Writing and Resistance

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The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance


White Rose: Writing and Resistance

 18 May - 7 July 2019      All day

 Admission free

White Rose: Writing and Resistance

In the early 1940s, five students and their professor secretly wrote and distributed leaflets calling on Germans to resist Hitler. This display explores how the White Rose Resistance used the political power of the written word.

For more information visit the White Rose Project.



Proscholium, Old Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG


Wheelchair access

There is a ramp for wheelchair access.



Admission free.

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In 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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