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…

Short Film: Voices of the German Resistance

We’re delighted to present this short film introducing Voices of the German Resistance, the White Rose Project’s collaboration with the award-winning vocal ensemble SANSARA. This commemorative project brings together choral works and readings from the White Rose members’ letters, diaries, and resistance pamphlets in new English translations. Our first event was a concert held at…

Translating Sophie Scholl’s Letters

One of this year’s White Rose Project translators, Lydia Ludlow, comments on the experience of translating Sophie Scholl’s letters. Lydia is an undergraduate student at the University of Oxford. I was excited about taking part in the White Rose Project, though I didn’t really know what to expect. My knowledge of the White Rose was…

Voices of the German Resistance | Reflections

Dr Alex Lloyd, Director of the White Rose Project, reflects on a recent collaboration with the vocal ensemble SANSARA which resulted in Voices of the German Resistance, a powerful performance of music and readings about the White Rose. On 22 February over a hundred people gathered at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin…

White Rose Project on 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…

Lunchtime Lecture at the Weston Library

The White Rose Resistance in Their Own Words On 22 February, to mark the 77th anniversary of Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, and Christoph Probst’s execution, this lecture introduces the group through their own words, using excerpts from their letters and diaries in a new English translation by undergraduate students at the University of Oxford. These…

Introducing the 2019 Student Translators

After the success of last year’s White Rose Translation Project we are running a similar project this year, focusing on the White Rose members’ letters and diaries. We issued a call for translators in October 2019, inviting students at the University of Oxford to apply. Applicants were asked to submit a short statement outlining why…

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…

New Book now available!

On Friday 14 June 2019, over fifty people gathered at St Edmund Hall to celebrate the launch of The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance (Oxford: Taylor Institution Library, 2019). This volume includes facsimiles of the original White Rose pamphlets, transcriptions of the German texts, and new English translations by undergraduate students at the University of…

New Book Announcement

The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance (Oxford: Taylor Institution Library, 2019) will be published next month. This edited volume includes facsimiles of the White Rose pamphlets and transcriptions of the German alongside a new English translation. While there are many versions of the pamphlets in English, the translations included here are the result of a…