July 7, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Seventy years ago, a group of German students decided to fight against the nazi regime. Inspired by the flower of St. Alexander of Munich, they decided to call themselves “White Rose.”
In February, the Orthodox Church beatified a 'White Rose' member. Alexander Schorrell was described as a martyr and a witness of faith
Other members of the 'White Rose' included two protestant brothers: Hans and Shofie Scholl. There was also Christoph Probst and Willi Graf who were Catholics and Hans Leipelt who was Jewish
Back in 1942, they decided to take action. For 250 days, they sent post cards to different home addresses, including some that were near the front lines.
Those letters denounced the regime and its abuses committed mainly against Jews and the Polish.
One of the letters also called on people to take action, by arguing that if they remained passive, they would contribute to an evil dictatorship.
Despite their efforts, eventually all members were arrested, tried and sentenced to death.