Category Archives: Translation

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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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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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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