Category Archives: Translation

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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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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Call for Student Translators 2019

The White Rose Project – Call for Translators 2019 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. The White Rose is a household name

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Introducing our Translators

In July 2018 we issued a call for translators, inviting students at the University of Oxford to apply for a place on the White Rose Translation Project. Applicants were asked to submit a short statement outlining why they would like to be involved, and to translate an extract from the third White Rose leaflet:  ‘Viele, vielleicht die meisten Leser dieser

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