Author Archives: Dr Alexandra Lloyd

The White Rose in Real Time on social media

From the 15th to 27th February 2021 the White Rose Project will be following the events as they happened in real time through daily posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This year marks the 78th anniversary of the first White Rose trials. It’s also a year when the dates and days of the week coincide. Imagine going about your normal routine on Monday, being arrested on

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THE WHITE ROSE IN REAL TIME

At around 11am on Thursday 18 February 1943 two students in Munich were arrested for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. By Monday they had been interrogated, tried, and executed along with another member of the resistance circle. Further arrests followed. From 15-27 February 2021 the White Rose Project will be following the events as they happened in real time through daily posts

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Being Human Festival 2020 – White Rose Circle Café

The White Rose Project was delighted to be part of this year’s Being Human Festival of the Humanities. This year’s theme was ‘New Worlds’. The White Rose Project was selected to host one of the festival’s café events. Dr Karolina Watroba moderated the proceedings, and Dr Alex Lloyd gave a presentation on the White Rose circle’s resistance pamphlets. These texts

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Call for Student Translators 2020

The White Rose Project – Call for Translators 2020 In 1943 five students and a professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich were arrested, interrogated, tried, and executed. They were members of The White Rose (‘Die Weiße Rose’), a clandestine group who wrote and distributed pamphlets calling on Germans to resist Hitler. To mark the 100th anniversary of Sophie

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Being Human Festival 2020: New Worlds

The White Rose Project is delighted to be part of this year’s Being Human Festival of the Humanities. ‘Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human is a national forum for public engagement with humanities research. The festival highlights the ways in which

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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 lead up to my Oxford

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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 most from the performance was

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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 students who distributed pamphlets, but

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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 a project for National History Day,

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