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They died today, here in Munich: Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, Christoph "Christl" Propst. Students who had grown up within a totalitarian system, who all, as children and early adolescents, had been true believers in the ideology they were were brainwashed with by almost everything around them. And yet they saw through it. And yet they came to reject it. And yet they gave their lives for saying "No. No. This is not right. Resist."

For this, they were arrested, put on trial as "enemies of the people", called every vile name in the repertoire by the authorities, and eventually beheaded. Today. All those years ago. I just was at the university where they were leaving their handtyped, hastily printed leaflets when they were captured. I know many of the words on those leaflets by heart. They still make me cry. Now more than ever.



Date: 22 Feb 2017 16:45 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] baranduin
Thank you for posting this.

Date: 22 Feb 2017 18:36 (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
I hear you. Thanks for reminding me of the Scholl siblings (and Christl).

Date: 23 Feb 2017 22:20 (UTC)
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Thank you for this.

Date: 25 Feb 2017 21:29 (UTC)
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Thank you for this. I got all sniffly (not in the bad way).
Edited Date: 25 Feb 2017 21:30 (UTC)

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