Translating Hans Scholl’s Letters

One of this year’s White Rose Project translators, Alice Hopkinson-Woolley,  comments on the experience of translating Hans Scholl’s letters. Alice studies Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. The film Sophie Scholl: The Final Days was what sprang to mind when I first saw the White Rose Translation Project advertised. I remember viewing it in the…

Short Film: Voices of the German Resistance

We’re delighted to present this short film introducing Voices of the German Resistance, the White Rose Project’s collaboration with the award-winning vocal ensemble SANSARA. This commemorative project brings together choral works and readings from the White Rose members’ letters, diaries, and resistance pamphlets in new English translations. Our first event was a concert held at…

Announcing our Digital Symposium

We were due to hold a symposium on the White Rose Resistance on 17 and 18 March 2020 at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Sadly we had to postpone the event. We hope to be able to reschedule in due course, but in the meantime we’re hosting a digital symposium here on our website! Find out…

Translating Sophie Scholl’s Letters

One of this year’s White Rose Project translators, Lydia Ludlow, comments on the experience of translating Sophie Scholl’s letters. Lydia is an undergraduate student at the University of Oxford. I was excited about taking part in the White Rose Project, though I didn’t really know what to expect. My knowledge of the White Rose was…

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…

Symposium and Events: Postponed

We regret to announce that our symposium and events on 17 and 18 March have been postponed. We will announce revised dates and a schedule in due course. The Project is incredibly grateful to all those who have worked so hard to prepare for the symposium and we look forward to being able to exchange…

‘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…

Voices of the German Resistance | Reflections

Dr Alex Lloyd, Director of the White Rose Project, reflects on a recent collaboration with the vocal ensemble SANSARA which resulted in Voices of the German Resistance, a powerful performance of music and readings about the White Rose. On 22 February over a hundred people gathered at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin…