Lunchtime Lecture at the Weston Library
On Wednesday 26 June at 1pm Dr Alex Lloyd will give a lunchtime talk on the White Rose in the Weston Library Lecture Theatre:
Defying Hitler: The White Rose Resistance Group
In 1943 five students and a professor at the University of Munich were arrested, tried, and executed. They were members of The White Rose (Die Weiße Rose), a clandestine group that wrote and distributed pamphlets calling on the Germans to resist Hitler. The pamphlets are fascinating texts, drawing on a range of philosophical ideas and influences. They urge readers to open their eyes to the atrocities being committed in the name of the regime, denounce the persecution of European Jews, and call for an end to the war. This talk introduces the White Rose group and examines the way they used the written word to inspire resistance.
This event is free but places are limited so please complete the Bodleian’s booking form to reserve tickets in advance: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/whats-on/upcoming-events/2019/june/white-rose-resistance-group.
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