The White Rose

I promise I’ll be getting posts together on my trip – it’s been insanity since I returned! 

A recent post on Facebook from one of my “conspiracy theory” friends caused a blind rage in me.  He posited that the Holocaust of Germany in the 30s-40s was fake. 

After taking 4 hours to tour the National Holocaust Museum in DC this made me livid with and sad for this person. Are you kidding me? So 6 million people just up and died for no reason? D Day wasn’t a thing? Ugh.

So to counter the negativity of that post I want to share with you the part of the museum that taught me something new and meaningful. 

“The White Rose (German: die WeißeRose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany led by a group of students and a professor at the University of Munich.”

The museum featured a display of this movement. I knew nothing about The White Rose and reading about it at the museum for the first time just made it that much more impactful. Seeing photos of the members and realizing most of them were barely young adults made my heart swell with appreciation, pride, and a renewed sense of the good of humanity. This was not an easy feeling to come by in this museum.

They created leaflets to spread their message at a great danger to themselves. 

I didn’t want to be a Debbie Downer today but I’m hoping you can take away the message that we CAN make a difference when we come together. 

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