On February 22 1943, Sophie Scholl - an anti-Nazi political activist, was guillotined by the Nazis in Munich's Stadelheim Prison. She was 21.

Follow the thread and read her last words before being taken away to be executed.

"It is such a splendid sunny day, and I have to go.."
"It is such a splendid sunny day, and I have to go. But how many have to die on the battlefield these days, how many young, promising lives? What does my death matter if by our acts thousands are warned and alerted? Among the student body, there will certainly be a revolt."
At her trial, when asked why she had done what she did, Sophie said: "Somebody had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don't dare to express themselves as we did. You know the war is lost. Why don't you have the courage to face it?"
Alongside Hans Scholl - her brother, and their friend Christoph Probst - also a White Rose member, Sophie was convicted of high treason. On the back of her copy of the indictment, she wrote “freedom”.

Hans and Christoph (photo) were also executed by guillotine.
Hans Scholl's last words were "Es lebe die Freiheit!"
("Long live freedom!")

He was 24.
Christoph Probst was also 24.

"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!" (Leaflet 4's concluding phrase).

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