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By Elena Perekrestov

ISBN-10: 0884654214

ISBN-13: 9780884654216

At the peak of global battle II, a small band of scholars in Munich, Germany, shaped a clandestine association known as the White Rose, which uncovered the Nazi regime's murderous atrocities and referred to as for its overthrow. In its first anti-Nazi tract, the crowd wrote, "...Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized country as permitting itself to be ‘governed' with out competition through an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct..." the scholars risked every thing to fight opposed to an international that had misplaced its moorings. Early in 1943 key contributors of the gang have been found and completed. between these positioned to loss of life was once Alexander Schmorell, a tender guy of Russian beginning whose relatives got here to Germany whilst he was once a small boy. This biography eloquently recounts the adventure of an brisk and gifted younger guy who enjoyed lifestyles yet who, deeply encouraged through his Orthodox Christian religion, was once keen to sacrifice it as an affidavit to his religion in God that had taught him to like good looks and freedom, either one of which the Nazis sought to smash. In 2012, the Russian Orthodox Church formally well-known him as a martyr and saint. the tale of Alexander's lifestyles and dying is made on hand to English readers the following for the 1st time, vividly illustrated with black and white photographs.

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