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 or click below.
The White Rose in Their Own Words | This lecture introduces the group through their own words, using excerpts from their letters and diaries in a new English translation by student members of the White Rose Project. These texts, the majority of which have never appeared in English, speak movingly of courage and conscience.
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.
BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight | On Friday 21 February Dr Alex Lloyd was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight. She spoke about the White Rose group and the project’s collaboration with SANSARA which took place on 22 February, the 77th anniversary of the first White Rose trials and executions. One of the White Rose group’s letters from prison was also read out, in the new English translation by student members of the White Rose Project. Music from SANSARA’s first cd, The Cloths of Heaven, played in the background. You can listen again to the programme here (starts at 38:12). It was so moving to hear a text that we here at the Project had worked on, and that was written by a young person of such courage and conviction.
Voices of the Resistance – Sophie Scholl | Here you can listen to some excerpts from Sophie Scholl’s letters in English, read by Elba Slamecka, a student member of the White Rose Project. These texts were translated by student members of the White Rose Project.
The White Rose Project in the Media
Project by Oxford students sheds new light on heroic Nazi-era resistance movement, Die Weiße Rose – article about the White Rose Project collaboration with SANSARA by Cecilia Marchant.
How Should You Remember an Icon? The Story of Sophie Scholl – article by Alex Lloyd on the St Edmund Hall Blog, June 2019
‘Long live freedom!’ – Student Resistance against the Nazis – article by Alex Lloyd on the St Edmund Hall Blog, June 2019
Tagesposting: Die “Weiße Rose” in Oxford – Die Tagespost (paywall), March 2019
The White Rose: Student Resistance in Nazi Germany – Oxford Polyglot, November 2018
Book Review: What inspired the heroic young resisters to Nazism? – review of Conscience before Conformity: Hans and Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Resistance in Nazi Germany, by Paul Shrimpton (Gracewing, 2018), Faith Magazine, November 2018