The White Rose Resists
Inspired by the extraordinary true story of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose resistance who defied Hitler, The White Rose Resists illuminates the power of ordinary men and women to stand against evil – no matter the cost. “A monument to courage and conviction, The White Rose Resists blends Barratt’s hallmark of immersive research with poetic resonance.” (Rachel McMillan, author of The London Restoration)
Inspired by the incredible true story of a group of ordinary men and women who dared to stand against evil during the dark days of WWII…
The ideal of a new Germany swept up Sophie Scholl in a maelstrom of patriotic fervor – that is, until she realized the truth behind Hitler’s machinations for the fatherland. Now she and other students in Munich, the cradle of the Nazi government, have banded together to form a group to fight for the truth: the White Rose. Risking everything to print and distribute leaflets calling for Germans to rise up against the evil permeating their country, the White Rose treads a knife’s edge of discovery by the Gestapo.
Annalise Brandt came to the University of Munich to study art, not get involved with conspiracy. The daughter of an SS officer, she’s been brought up to believe in the Führer’s divinely appointed leadership. But the more she comes to know Sophie and her friends, the more she questions the Nazi propaganda.
Soon Annalise joins their double life –students by day, resisters by night. And as the stakes increase, they’re all forced to confront the deadly consequences meted out to any who dare to oppose the Reich.
A gripping testament to courage, The White Rose Resists illuminates the sacrifice and conviction of an unlikely group of revolutionaries who refused to remain silent-no matter the cost.