“Zen Pencils” Brings The Words Of Sophie Scholl To Life

19 Mar

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SOPHIE SCHOLL: The fire within.

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Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) was a German activist who is famous for speaking out against the Nazi regime. Scholl was a member of a protest group called The White Rose, which was formed by her brother Hans, and some of his university friends. The group mainly consisted of students in their early twenties who were fed up with the totalitarian rule of the government. The Nazis controlled every aspect of society – the media, police, military, judiciary system, communication system, all levels of education and all cultural and religious institutions. The White Rose distributed leaflets urging their fellow Germans to oppose the regime through non-violent resistance.

On 22nd February 1943, after the release of the sixth White Rose leaflet, Sophie, Hans and fellow member Christoph Probst were arrested by the Gestapo and convicted of treason. They were executed that same day by guillotine. Sophie was 21 years old. [from Zen Pencils]

– For more on Sophie Scholl’s badassery, check out the film Sophie Scholl: The Final Days. The movie follows the last six days of Sophie Scholl, a peaceful revolutionary in Nazi Germany who was executed for her “crimes.” You can see the trailer here, and (probably for a limited amount of time) you can watch the entire movie on YouTube here.

– The artist behind this comic is Gavin Aung Than and he publishes a weekly comic (every Tuesday) on his site, Zen Pencils. Check him out! He is amazing.

– Also, check out Sophie Scholl and the White Rose by Jud Newborn and Annetta Dumbach. It is the written companion to the movie (Sophie Scholl: The Final Days) and also just an amazing book.

4 Responses to ““Zen Pencils” Brings The Words Of Sophie Scholl To Life”

  1. Jud Newborn May 3, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    The quote – “I choose my own way to burn” is not from Sophie Scholl. But the motto of the White Rose, taken from one of their leaflets, will surely do: “We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!” Jud Newborn, author, SOPHIE SCHOLL AND THE WHITE ROSE.

  2. drjudbornagainlectureartist May 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    The quote – “I choose my own way to burn” – is not from Sophie Scholl. But the motto of the White Rose, taken one of their leaflets addressing their German countrymen under Nazism, will surely do: “We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!” – Warm wishes – Jud Newborn, co-author, SOPHIE SCHOLL AND THE WHITE ROSE http://www.judnewborn.com/jud-lectures.html

    • jchal85 May 4, 2013 at 10:19 am #

      Thanks, friend! I went back to the comic and there is an update at the bottom now that says that “the source of this quote has been disputed. It’s been sourced on Wikiquote, but on further investigation by some readers, it can’t be 100% confirmed. It could have originated from a 1991 play about Scholl written by Lillian Garrett-Groag.”

      Anyway, I included a link to your site and your book at the bottom of the page.

      I read your book when I was studying abroad in Munich. Sophie Scholl and the White Rose were prominently featured in classes.

      Thanks for commenting and cheers.

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