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Between June 1942 and February 1943, a small group of students at the University of Munich decided the time had come for them to speak out against the Nazi regime. Among the members were Catholics, Lutherans, the son of a disaffected Catholic, a student of Buddhism and a grandson of a Russian Orthodox priest. They called themselves The White Rose.
The White Rose wrote and distributed leaflets against the government. With great precautions they would move the place where they mimeographed these leaflets, and spend hours addressing envelopes to random people they picked from the telephone book. They would mail them in small batches from mailboxes all around Munich to avoid detection.
Here’s a line from the first leaflet they distributed: