Voices of the German Resistance | University of Oxford

Voices of the German Resistance

Speaker
SANSARA, The White Rose Project
Event date
Event time
7:30 - 21:30
Venue
The University Church of St Mary the Virgin
The University Church of St Mary the Virgin
High Street
Oxford
OX1 4BJ
Event type
Concerts
Event cost
£15 / £5 (students & under-18s)
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

In 1943 five students and a professor at the University of Munich were executed. They were members of the White Rose, a group that secretly wrote and spread pamphlets calling on Germans to resist Hitler. Their names are well known in Germany: Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, Christoph Probst, Alexander Schmorell, Willi Graf, and Professor Kurt Huber.

Students at the University of Oxford have been translating excerpts from the group’s letters and diaries, many of which have never appeared in English before. They speak movingly of courage, conscience, and life under dictatorship.

On the 77th anniversary of Hans, Sophie, and Christoph’s executions, these voices of the German resistance will be heard in English translation for the very first time, brought to life in performance alongside choral music by award-winning vocal ensemble SANSARA.