Resources

Talks

Defying Hitler: The White Rose | For a short introduction to the White Rose and their resistance leaflets, watch this talk – part of the ‘Teddy Talks’ series that took place at the Access Hall Areas event at St Edmund Hall on the 4th and 5th May 2019. View it online here.

Defying Hitler: The White Rose Resistance Group | In June 2019, Dr Alex Lloyd gave a lecture in the Weston Library on the White Rose, examining how the group used the written word to inspire resistance. View it online here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The White Rose Project in the Media

The White Rose Project has featured in articles within and beyond the University of Oxford. Further resources – including talks – will be published here in due course. Follow us on social media: @whiteroseoxford on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

‘Long live freedom!’ – Student Resistance against the Nazis – St Edmund Hall Blog, June 2019

Tagesposting: Die “Weiße Rose” in Oxford – Die Tagespost (paywall)March 2019

The White Rose: Student Resistance in Nazi GermanyOxford Polyglot, November 2018