Did You Know…?

…Sophia Scholl, a student who led political resistance against Hitler during the Holocaust, was murdered at the age of 21? She was a German student and anti-Nazi activist within a resistance group.  She was arrested, along with her brother Hans, after distributing leaflets on the University of Munich campus. The Nazis beheaded her by guillotine Feb 22, 1943.

Her last words were: “How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause?  Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?

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