In any war there have always been a few brave folks who have chosen to be freedom fighters or members of the resistance - even in Nazi Germany this was the case…
Today we celebrate the heroine of The White Rose resistance group, Sophie Scholl (May 9, 1921 - 1943, execution by guillotine), who along with other members of the group, including her brother Hans urged Germans to passive resistance against the Nazi regime.
Sophie helped distribute pamphlets and sermons, expressing anti-Nazi sentiments and arguments. In February 1943 the group was caught pamphleteering at the University of Munich and rapidly sentenced to death and executed.
Sophie said at the end: “How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause. Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action.”
Photo of Sophie Scholl, 1941
Short curled coiffures equals wartime fashion.
Rita Hayworth entertaining servicemen.
The job of checking out tools at Pearl Harbor Navy yard in a large part falls to the women war workers. It’s no simple job, but requires knowledge of the work to be done and of the proper tools. The three women shown here are Edna Marr, Honolulu; Thelma Nelson, Honolulu; and Hester Johnson, Traskwood, Arkansas.