Well.. let me introduce to you "We Will Not be Be Silent" written by Russell Freedman.
I was stunned.
Carefully crafted with eye witness testimony.
Filled with black and white historical photographs.
I had never heard of the White Rose Society before. Learning what the Hitler youth groups were all about, seeing the growing disillusionment, until one day they reach this zenith>>>>>> "what in the world are we waiting for? Until one day the war is over and all nations point to us and say that we accepted this government without resisting?"
To read of these young people actively fighting a regime that would kill them if it could (and eventually did). BUT their actions made waves. Hearts and minds were challenged to consider what Hitler's actions were doing to the German people. Their love for their country and their fellow man... it mattered and it showed forth in their bravery and determination to do what was right.
"Today, the members of the White Rose are counted among the legendary heroes of World War II." (p.82)
This book will be going back onto my shelf to use with my lad when we study World War II. It was a fascinating book that gave me a different perspective on the German people of that era.
We will not be silent was written by Russell Freedman and is published by Clarion books, 102 pages, softcover books. This is the story of "The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler" I received the advanced readers copy. You can find out more about the White Rose Society here. Raincoast Books generously provided me with a copy to read.