ginny Posted March 12, 2009 Share Posted March 12, 2009 This Sunday at 7:00 p.m., the Dank Haus on Western Avenue in Chicago is showing the movie SOPHIE SCHOLL, HER FINAL DAYS. For those not familiar with the story, the two Scholl siblings and some of their friends were university students in Munich in the 1940. Their opposition to Nazism was unequival. They were organized and distributed their anti-nazi material all over Germany facing danger to their lives each day. These fearless, brave youngsters came pretty damn close to upsetting the whole Nazi regime. But they were just a handful. They were caught and beheaded.The story is an unbelievable example of young people refusing any kind of compromise to the life they wanted. They were defiant to the very end. My favorite line from the book is at the end of the trial, when the judge asks how such properly raised students could do what they had done. Utterly calm and unemotional, Sophie told the court, "Well, someone had to make a start, right?"To those in the Chicago area who are interested, I highly recommend you check it out. The movie is in German with English subtitles.BTW, the book on which this movie is based is out of print, but probably can be had through Amazon. I highly recommend it. It deals not only with the final days and trial of the Scholl siblings, it depicts their life story. And it's a story worth reading.Ginny Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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