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“The White Rose” ~ Inge Scholl

Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Today I am grateful for those who do what is right–no matter what. Two who did this were students Sophie and Hans Scholl. ~ Doc Meek

Image from: http://www.amazon.com/White-Rose-Munich-1942-1943/dp/0819560863/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311210329&sr=1-8

I remember Mahatma Gandhi saying that we must not look to the possible consequences of an action; we must choose the right thing no matter the consequences.

Hans and Sophie Scholl were students during the Nazi regime in Germany and they chose passive resistance rather than acquiescence to brutality. They paid the ultimate price for doing the right thing. And they did not regret it. They kept their honor and dignity to the end.

I am grateful that I was able to read this inspiring and heartbreaking account during World War II years.

Thank you, Sophie and Hans, for showing us human dignity in the face of the ultimate sacrifice! And thanks to Inge Scholl for bringing this account to us! And thanks to Arthur R. Schultz for translating it from German to English so that many more can benefit from this example.

Doc Meek, Wed, July 20, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA.

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