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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Winner Announced: White Rose Project Translation Competition

Dr Alex Lloyd, Director of the White Rose Project, reports on this year’s national competition for university students in partnership with the Oxford German Network. This year’s inaugural competition invited university students to translate into English the draft leaflet written by Christoph Probst in January 1943. Had the leaflet been completed and printed, it would have been the seventh one

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Winners Announced: White Rose Project Writing Competition 2020

Dr Alex Lloyd, Director of the White Rose Project, reports on this year’s national competition for sixth formers in partnership with the Oxford German Network. We had an extraordinary response to our inaugural White Rose Project Writing competition as part of the 2020 Oxford German Olympiad. There were nearly sixty entries from 45 schools across the UK. Entrants were asked to

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Translating Voices from the Past

One of this year’s White Rose Project translators, Rachel Herring, talks about the experience of translating historical sources and personal documents. Rachel studies German and History at Merton College, Oxford. As a student of History and German, the White Rose Translation Project was an incredibly exciting opportunity for me to translate original sources, and use language skills to gain a

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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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