“THE WHITE ROSE” is a temporary exhibition at the Maison du Souvenir de Maillé, 1 rue de la Paix, 37800 Maillé. It runs until 31st August 2015.
The exhibition is a joint French-German initiative depicting the activities of, White Rose; a group of German students who formed an intellectual and peace movement opposed Nazism during World War 2.
From June 1942 to February 1943, this Munich-based student group attempted to awaken the consciousness and resistance to the Nazi regime. They produced leaflets, calling on Germans to rise up and denounce the sufferings caused by war, the deprivation of liberties imposed by the Hitler regime and the enslavement of minds. They are also among the first to warn about the threats to the Jewish population.
The members of White Rose were finally arrested and executed in 1943, after a summary trial.