Author Archives: White Rose Project Team

The White Rose and the Uses of Culture

A colloquium at the University of Oxford  7 May 2021, 9.30am-4pm BST | Free online event on Zoom Organisers: Dr Alex Lloyd and Dr Karolina Wątroba (University of Oxford) Registration required: either sign up using this form – – or email 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of Sophie Scholl’s birth on 9 May 1921. As part of its commemoration events this year, the Oxford White

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sophie scholl (1921-1943) – the oxford german olympiad 2021

Image credit: © George (Jürgen) Wittenstein / akg-images This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sophie Scholl’s birth on 9 May 1921. Sophie (in the photograph above) was a central member of the White Rose resistance circle. She had been active in the Hitler Youth as a teenager, but she came to reject Nazism as she understood more about its

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white rose project and sansara receive university funding for podcast series

We are thrilled to announce that the White Rose Project has received a Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund Award from the University of Oxford. Dr Alex Loyd will be working with the award-winning vocal ensemble SANSARA choir and its Artistic Director, Tom Herring, to develop and produce a new podcast series: ‘Resistance – The Story of the White Rose’.

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A Visit to Munich

Last week one of our former White Rose Project student translators, Poppy Robertson, visited the DenkStätte Weiße Rose in Munich, a permanent exhibition in the university’s main building, established and maintained by the Weiße Rose Stiftung (White Rose Foundation). Poppy studies German at the University of Oxford and was one of the first student members of the White Rose Project. She worked

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White Rose Translation Project 2020-2021

Following the success of the White Rose Translation Project in its first and second years, we will be running the programme again this coming academic year! We are also delighted to announce that Jenny Lemke (DAAD-Lektorin, University of Oxford) will join Alex Lloyd in coordinating the project. The White Rose Translation Project is open to undergraduate students at the University

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Translating Sophie Scholl and Alexander Schmorell

Two of this year’s White Rose Project translators, James Cutting and Amira Ramdani, talk about the experience of translating excerpts from the letters of White Rose members Sophie Scholl and Alexander Schmorell. Why did you want to get involved in the project?  James: Inge Scholl’s Die weiß​e Rose was one of the first German books I ever properly read and thoroughly moved

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