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Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

Annette Dumbach Jud Newborn

This is the gripping story of the five Munich university students who set up an underground resistance movement in World War II, featured in the award-winning Oscar-nominated film, Sophie Scholl – The Final Days. This 75th anniversary edition commemorates the 75 years since their arrest & execution in 1943. This updated edition includes a new preface and more photos.


  • Publication date: January 4, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786072504
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication date: January 4, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786074218
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 256


‘[An] inspiring story.’

Times Higher Education

'Powerful and compelling... Among the indispensable literature of modern political culture.'

Hans-Wolf von Wietersheim, Das Parlament

'Sophie Scholl and the White Rose is among the most compelling books to focus on such exemplary role models. This 75th Anniversary edition deserves to be read and read again.'

Rabbi Meyer H. May, Simon Wiesenthal Center

'This is a wonderful book. The story of the White Rose is so important.'

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate

'As this compelling account makes clear, the White Rose students still have the power to inspire people from all walks of life to speak out against injustice.'

Norman Lear, American TV producer

'Impressive, highly readable and beautifully researched... This book drives home the high cost of courage in world gone mad.'

Susan Rubinowitz, Political Reporter, New York

'A dramatic story of courage during the darkest period of the 20th Century... And it's a story with new chapters unfolding. This book is a fundamental resource and a memorable read.'

Toby Axelrod, author and reporter

'Illuminating, intellectually stimulating, deeply moving - not only concerning the brave actions of the White Rose resistors, but each listener's own consciousness.'

Prof. David Redles, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland; Author of Hitler’s Millennial Reich

'Regrettably, it's time to remember the rise of Nazism and what brave people did to stand up to it, only to find out they stood up too late. It's all there in Sophie Scholl and the White Rose.'

Alan Alda, Actor and Author

'You are making a huge intellectual impact with this book.'

Prof. John Boyer, Dean, University of Chicago

'The 75th anniversary edition of this invaluable book and the dynamic lecture program by Dr. Jud Newborn that goes with it vibrantly bring to life the riveting story of The White Rose students…. I consider it Indispensable for college course assignments. It has the power to positively transform hearts, minds and lives.'

Bonnie Abrams, Director of Chai - Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information

'Your book and lectures on the White Rose awakened and inspired me as I have not been in years.  I want the whole world to hear this message.'

Dary Derchin, Film Chair of the National Arts Club, Manhattan

Annette Dumbach

Annette Dumbach, is an author, journalist, and University lecturer who currently resides in Munich.

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Jud Newborn

Jud Newborn is Special Project Curator and Director of Development for Cinema Arts Centre.

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