Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Brothers & Sisters to the Rescue

Day at Museum 194a

Even if it is just to prepare for this year’s finals at Munich’s LMU. There is always a crowd outside the University buildings at Leopoldstrasse, and no shortage of students hanging out around the two large fountains that represent the Living Room or Lounge of Munich’s biggest University. Known as Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, the open space was named in memory of Sophie Scholl and her brother, Hans Scholl. Both were students at LMU, and founding members of the White Rose resistance movement, a non-violent opposition group to Nazi Europe. Most of the members were prosecuted by the Nazis, and later became country heroes for standing up against almost certain death.

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