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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
AWAKENED AND STIRRED
“You admit to helping to spread leaflets for those subversives calling themselves The White Rose?”
“What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don’t dare express themselves as we did. And I would do it again.”
Swastika flag draped behind him, the judge stood and shook his fist. “For your crimes you’ve been sentenced this 22nd day of February 1943.”
“As you will be judged for yours.”
Schubert’s “Andantino” played in twenty-one-year-old Sophie Scholl’s mind. Birds sang and the whole of creation called joyfully to her as she trembled before the guillotine, head held high.
*Note: This Friday is February 22, 2019 …76 years to the day Sophie, her brother Hans and his friend Christof were executed for standing up to Nazi barbarism. May their memories be blessed.
The following video I add “just because.” The fact is the Nazis often forced Jewish musicians to accompany the condemned to the gas chambers. It’s long and not directly related to the story. To me it seemed to fit. Listen or not.