Hans Scholl was born 22 September 1918 in Ingersheim, Germany, which is a small town only about 10 miles from where I was born decades later.
Brother and sister Hans and Sophie Scholl formed a group of resistance against the Nazis, but on February 22nd 1943, after less than a year of resistance, they paid with their lives.
Sophie Scholl quotes:
“Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone
Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don’t dare express themselves as we did.
I know that life is a doorway to eternity, and yet my heart so often gets lost in petty anxieties. It forgets the great way home that lies before it.
How can we expect fate to let a righteous cause prevail when there is hardly anyone who will give himself up undividedly to a righteous cause?
An end in terror is preferable to terror without end.”