It’s such a fine sunny day.
Today is the anniversary of the execution of Sophie Scholl, who died on 22 February 1943. She is a hero of mine, and I want to tell those that don’t know about her; what happened, and who she is. For she should be remembered. She was only 21 years old.
Sophie Scholl was a young German student who was executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. She was beheaded by guillotine, alongside her brother and one of their College Professors.
Their resistance group was known as the White Rose, and another 6 members were rounded up and they were also executed over the next few months. To me, they are all heroes!
After Sophie was killed, the guards spoke about the courage with which she walked to her execution…
Her last words were:
“How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go.”