Sophie Scholl Sophie Scholl was a German student, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine. Since the 1970s, Scholl has been celebrated as one of the great German heroes who actively opposed the Third Reich during the Second World War. More information about
Sophie Scholl - A a german resistance fighter and member of the White Rose, a nonviolent student movement in the Third Reich fighting Hitler's government. She was arrested together with other members of the White Rose for spreading leaflets calling for passive resistance, scentenced to death and murdered by the Nazi regime on 22 Feb 1942, aged 21. It would be her 93rd birthday today on 9 May.