Nazi resistance fighter Sophie Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a member of the group The White Rose. She, her brother Hans, and other members of the group were executed on February 22nd, 1943, for treason after publishing multiple leaflets criticizing the Nazi regime at the University of Munich. She was 21 years old at the time of her death.
Following a year of civic unrest and resistance in the United States, the Goethe-Zentrum wants to ask the communities in Atlanta and the Southeast what Scholl’s legacy might mean for protest and democracy in the 21st century. How do her non-violent actions, her courage to fight unlawful laws, and her words of hope and despair resonate with former and contemporary resistance movements in Atlanta and beyond?
We're thrilled for this event to once again be partnering with our friends and colleagues at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum (https://www.thebreman.org/) to host this event!
Our panelists include:
- Zarifa Ghafari, Mayor of Maidan Shahr, Afghanistan and recipient of the 2020 International Women of Courage award (https://genevasolutions.news/peace-humanitarian/zarifa-ghafari-the-mayor-taking-strides-for-women-s-rights-in-afghanistan)
- David Meyers, former White House staffer and creator of the play "We Will Not Be Silent" (https://davidacts.com/)
- Rabbi Joseph Prass, Director of the Weinberg Center For Holocaust Education at The Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
- Kip Wilson, author of the young adult novel "White Rose" (https://www.kipwilsonwrites.com/)
This event will be 100% virtual via Zoom and is free to attend, but registration is required in advance to receive the meeting ID and password. Registration closes at event start time.