Reception for the Opening of “White Rose: The Student Resistance Against Hitler, Munich 1942/43”

February 8, 2017 Salem Free 0

Opening Feb. 8, “White Rose: The Student Resistance Against Hitler, Munich 1942/43” documents and tells the story of a group of Munich university students and their allies who actively resisted the Nazis and were killed by the Gestapo for their resistance. It carries powerful themes of youth activism, supporting political and social rights, and standing up against injustice and abuse of authority.

The reception, which is open to the public, features welcoming remarks from Consul General Ralf Horlemann and Chris Mauriello, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University. The event is sponsored by the German Consulate General Boston and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University.

The exhibition, “White Rose: The Student Resistance Against Hitler, Munich 1942/43,” depicts the individuals of the White Rose, their path to resistance, actions and persecutions by the Nazi regime. “Leaflets of the White Rose” is what fellow students Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell named their first four papers, a call for passive resistance and the immediate termination of the war, self-published and distributed during the summer of 1942 in Munich. In mid-January of 1943, the fifth leaflet, “Appeal to all Germans!,” was spread across several German cities. Just one month later, Hans and Sophie Scholl were arrested while placing the sixth leaflet inside the University of Munich. Seven core members were executed; others received long-term prison sentences.

The exhibit is running at the Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons on North Campus at Salem State University from Feb. 8, 2017, to early March.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salem State University
352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 01970

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