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Great European Lives

Sophie and Hans Scholl

Great European Lives Podcast
Great European Lives Podcast

In this episode, host Charlie Connelly looks at the lives of siblings and members of the White Rose Sophie and Hans Scholl. Today, there are roads, squares and schools across Germany that carry the name of Sophie and her brother and in 2003 they placed fourth in a national poll determining the most important Germans of all time, trumping Johann Sebastian Bach. They are remembered as symbols of German resistance against the totalitarian Nazi regime, tried and executed by guillotine for treason. A fate that was caused by a rapid chain of events elapsing during the time it took for a single letter to travel from Bavaria to Russia.

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