Editorial Review Excerpts
"Superbly written... Essential for public and academic history collections" -- Library Journal (starred review)
"The animated narrative reads like a suspense novel.” -- The New York Times
“This is a story that commands our attention." -- Newsweek International
"Heart-wrenching and inspiring." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"Inspiring...and could not be more timely. This is a book worth reading anytime, anywhere." -- Studs Terkel (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
"Could change your life forever." -- Dayton Daily News
"Unusually powerful and compelling.... Among the indispensable literature of modern political culture.” -- Das Parlament (Official Publication, German Bundestag)
"The book, chapter by chapter, builds an incontestable argument for the power and possibilities of action over passive acceptance and apathy." -- UK Jewish Chronicle
FORTHCOMING AMERICAN FEATURE FILM
Full story of the Oscar nominated (2006) and award-winning German film “Sophie Scholl: Die letzen Tage” (2005).
Soon to be the subject of a major American feature film, THE WHITE ROSE, currently in development by Jud Newborn and Hollywood partners (2010).
From beginning to end, the captivating story of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose is an uplifting and enlightening account of the largely untold story of German resistance to the Third Reich. With details of Scholl's arrest and trial before Hitler's Hanging Judge, and Roland Freisler including the leaflets that the White Rose circulated throughout the German population, this volume is an invaluable addition to World War II literature. And it is a fascinating window into human spirit.
About the Author
DR JUD NEWBORN, a New York-based scholar, lecturer and journalist, was educated at New York University, Cambridge, and the University of Chicago. A former Fulbright Fellow specializing in both anthropology and the history of the Third Reich, Dr Newborn is a pioneer in the creation of Holocaust museums. He was Founding Historian of New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage--A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, and is currently Special Projects Curator and Director of Development for the Cinema Arts Centre.
ANNETTE DUMBACH is an author, journalist and university lecturer who has lived throughout the world. She has received degrees from the City College of New York, the University of Missouri, and the Sorbonne, and currently resides in Munich.