I was first introduced to Sophie Scholl though her words in this Zen Pencils comic.
Scholl’s legacy is that of a fierce resistance fighter who fought the nazis as part of the White Rose group. She was willing to give her life for the cause of anti-fascism. Her life was ended on February 22, 1943. She was 21 years old.
This group of young people spoke out against the nazi party through graffiti and leaflets, even before the world really knew the truth about the extent of the nazi’s hateful policies. The White Rose stood against fascism at immense personal risk to themselves.
What inspires me about Sophie Scholl’s story is the strength of this young woman in the face of a evil that swept the nation.