Anniversary: the death of Sophie Scholl

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of Sophie Scholl, perhaps the most famous anti-Nazi political activist, who was sentenced to death with her brother Hans for distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich. Sophie and Hans were both executed by guillotine on the 22nd February 1943. Following their death, copies of the leaflets were smuggled out of Germany and used by the Allied Forces: a few months after the execution, the Allies dropped over Germany millions of propaganda copies of the leaflet, retitled The Manifesto of the Students of Munich.
It is particularly important to re-read it today: copies are held at the Hessisches Staatsarchiv Darmstadt and available on Archives Portal Europe.

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