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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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Reading Sophie Scholl

Elba Slamecka, one of the student members of the White Rose Project, reflects on reading from the letters and diaries of Sophie Scholl at our concert with SANSARA on 22 February 2020. Before joining the White Rose Project, I had only briefly studied Sophie and Hans Scholl at school. I knew vaguely of some university students who distributed pamphlets, but

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Meet the Author: Kip Wilson

*Please note: this event has been postponed until further notice.* On 18 March we’ll welcome Kip Wilson to Oxford! Kip will read from and discuss her award-winning Young Adult novel-in-verse ‘White Rose’! Here’s an excerpt to give you a flavour: FEBRUARY 18, 1943 Gestapo Headquarters The cars screech to a halt, officers pull us out by the arms, haul us inside

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