Saturday, 23 February 2013

Remembering Martyr Singles of Good Will

Hans and Sophie Scholl (brother and sister) executed February 22, 1943. They were Lutherans and both open to Catholic thought (e.g. Newman) and Catholic anti-Nazi homilies. Hans was 25; Sophie was 22.

5 comments:

Casey said...

After watching the superb German film Sophie Scholl: Die Letzte Tage, Hans and Sophie Scholl have become two of my personal heroes. Such courageous, wonderful role models!

Carol Z said...

Their memory is a blessing to us.

Sarah said...

I love them! They are some of my heroes as well, and I've seen two very good (though haunting) movies about The White Rose, "Die Weisse Rose" and "Sophie Scholl: Die Letze Tage" (which Casey mentioned) Plus, I am lucky to be able to visit their memorial at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich sometimes.

I am glad to see someone spreading their names around, as they seem (for the most part) to be only well known in South Germany.

Sarah said...

By the way, Christoph Probst, who was tried and executed with the Scholl siblings, was baptized a Catholic in his cell, and received his First Holy Communion and Last Rites. He wasn't a single (he was married and had three children) but almost certainly a saint. :)

Nzie (theRosyGardener) said...

I found out about them through that film about Sophie Scholl (broadcast on a cable film channel with subtitles). They and Probst are great heroes of great courage, and a true example to young people.