Reading Willi Graf

Ollie Bowling, one of the student members of the White Rose Project, reflects on reading from the letters and diary of Willi Graf at our concert with SANSARA on 22 February 2020. Ollie auditioned for the project in January 2020. He didn’t know anything about the White Rose resistance beforehand. What stuck out to me…

Reading Sophie Scholl

Elba Slamecka, one of the student members of the White Rose Project, reflects on reading from the letters and diaries of Sophie Scholl at our concert with SANSARA on 22 February 2020. Before joining the White Rose Project, I had only briefly studied Sophie and Hans Scholl at school. I knew vaguely of some university…

The White Rose in Singapore

The White Rose Project was recently contacted by two 8th-grade students at the Singapore American School. They had been learning about the White Rose resistance group and, having read The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance (2019), they got in touch to discuss some of the questions they had about the resistance group and their legacy. They created…

‘Lighting Matches during Blackout: Student Activism in Munich 1942/1943’

We’re delighted to be hosting an installation by Anke Loewensprung as part of our symposium this month: ‘Lighting Matches during Blackout: Student Activism in Munich 1942/1943 | A Visual Narrative in Slow Motion’. Anke Loewensprung is a writer and multi-disciplinary artist. Through installations, performances and dialogue, she is exploring creative experiences of transformation and reconciliation. Working…

The White Rose in Text and Song

Please note: this event has been postponed until further notice. Join us on 17 March for ‘The White Rose in Text and Song’ – a recital of German Lieder interspersed with readings from the White Rose members’ pamphlets, letters, and diaries in English 5pm-6.30pm at the Shulman Auditorium in The Queen’s College (High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AW).  

White Rose Project on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight

On Friday 21 February Dr Alex Lloyd was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight. She spoke about the White Rose group and the project’s collaboration with SANSARA which took place on 22 February, the 77th anniversary of the first White Rose trials and executions. One of the White Rose group’s letters from prison…

Lunchtime Lecture at the Weston Library

The White Rose Resistance in Their Own Words On 22 February, to mark the 77th anniversary of Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, and Christoph Probst’s execution, this lecture introduces the group through their own words, using excerpts from their letters and diaries in a new English translation by undergraduate students at the University of Oxford. These…

CONCERT: Voices of the German Resistance

We are delighted to announce ‘Voices of the German Resistance’, a concert devised in collaboration with the award-winning vocal ensemble SANSARA. Saturday 22 February 2020, 7.30pm University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford I will set off for home in a fortnight. I have realised that there is nothing more important than seeing you…

Meet the Author: Kip Wilson

Please note: this event has been postponed until further notice. On 18 March we’ll welcome Kip Wilson to Oxford! Kip will read from and discuss her award-winning Young Adult novel-in-verse ‘White Rose’! Here’s an excerpt to give you a flavour:   FEBRUARY 18, 1943 Gestapo Headquarters The cars screech to a halt, officers pull us out…