Further Reading in English

Annette Dumbach and Jud Newborn, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose (Oxford: Oneworld, 2007) – tells the story of the White Rose from the beginning of their resistance activities to their arrest and execution. Includes translations of the leaflets and other contemporary documents.

Richard Hanser, A Noble Treason: The Revolt of the Munich Students against Hitler (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2012)

Alexandra Lehmann, With you there is Light (US: L&L Media, 2017) – an historical novel based on the story of Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel.

Inge Jens (ed.), At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl, trans. by J. Maxwell Brownjohn (Walden, NY: Plough Publishing House, 2017) – translation of Hans and Sophie Scholl’s letters and diaries.

Alexandra Lloyd (ed.), The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance (Oxford: Taylor Institution Library, 2019) – this book includes facsimiles of the original leaflets, transcriptions of the German texts, and new English translations by undergraduate students at the University of Oxford. It also presents five essays about the White Rose which explore various influences on the group, and the influence they in turn had on post-war German politics and culture.

Frank McDonough, Sophie Scholl: The Real Story of the Woman who Defied Hitler (Stroud: The History Press, 2010) – the first full-scale biography of Sophie Scholl, based on a variety of original documents from German archives. It also includes a translation of the leaflets, details of the fates of other individuals involved in the resistance, and a useful glossary of terms.

Paul Shrimpton, Conscience before Conformity: Hans and Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Resistance in Nazi Germany (Leominster: Gracewing, 2018) – this book examines the cultural and religious journey of the White Rose members (especially Hans and Sophie) and asks how they came to put their conscience before confirmity to Nazism.

Ethel Tolansky, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose: Resistance to the Nazis, trans. by Helena Scott (London: Catholic Truth Society, 2012) – short introduction to the White Rose.

Kip Wilson, White Rose (New York: Versify, 2019) – a YA novel in verse based on the life of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose movement.