23 February 2023
Linguists in the 5th Year and Lower 6th travelled to Oxford to take part in a White Rose Project Day. This research and engagement initiative at the University of Oxford aims to raise awareness of the White Rose resistance group ‘Die Weiße Rose’ which was responsible for creating and disseminating anti-Nazi leaflets in Munich during the Second World War. At its heart were siblings Sophie and Hans Scholl and the visit was particularly poignant as February 2023 marked the 80th anniversary of their arrest, interrogation and execution by the Nazi regime. For the project, students translated leaflets created by the White Rose group and used them as inspiration to create a poster protesting issues in the modern world.