[Marxism] Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Mar 5 13:17:25 MST 2006

Walter wrote:
>The movie was quite disappointing. The director was present for the
>performance I attended here in Los Angeles and he couldn't answer
>what seemed to me the most important question: what was it in the
>makeup of this 21-year woman which led her, ten years after Hitler's
>rise to power in Germany, take such radical action which, she had
>to have known, or thought, or assumed, or feared, would cause her
>to receive the ultimate sanction?

There is not much of this to be found in "The White Rose" either. 
Basically, the youth involved in this small-scale resistance were not 
driven by ideology but by a sense of moral outrage. This sense does come 
through in both films. 

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