Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be governed without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. It is certain that today every honest German is ashamed of his government. Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes – crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure – reach the light of day?
Unflinching in its language, the first pamphlet began: (via leilanitorres)
The White Rose was a close-knit group of friends in Nazi Germany. They anonymously published and distributed a series of pamphlets critical of their government and the killings it sanctioned. Several were caught and they were all eventually executed. It takes courage to stand against what you know to be wrong. Stand for Life.