Recently, the White Rose Project featured in the second issue of the Oxford Polyglot – the University of Oxford’s Modern Languages Faculty e-newsletter. This is a quarterly issue which includes articles on the wide range of research and teaching activities within the faculty and beyond. You can read the article here.
The story of the White Rose is best told when the group members speak for themselves, in their private writings and in the leaflets, and not when they are idealized or mythologized. There has been criticism of their youthful impetuosity; some have questioned how much concrete change they achieved. Nevertheless, for those of us who work closely with young people, this history provides a moving and inspiring example of how it is possible to speak truth to power, and how conscience and moral courage can challenge injustice.