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By Elena Perekrestov

ISBN-10: 0884654214

ISBN-13: 9780884654216

At the peak of worldwide struggle II, a small band of scholars in Munich, Germany, shaped a clandestine association referred to 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 gang wrote, "...Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized country as permitting itself to be ‘governed' with out competition by means of 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 participants of the gang have been came upon and finished. between these placed to dying was once Alexander Schmorell, a tender guy of Russian delivery whose kinfolk got here to Germany whilst he used to be a small boy. This biography eloquently recounts the adventure of an brisk and proficient younger guy who enjoyed lifestyles yet who, deeply encouraged by means of his Orthodox Christian religion, used to be 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 ruin. In 2012, the Russian Orthodox Church formally famous him as a martyr and saint. the tale of Alexander's existence and loss of life is made to be had to English readers the following for the 1st time, vividly illustrated with black and white photographs.

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