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Tags: Sophie Scholl
Set in Germany during World War II, the play is based on the true story of Sophie Scholl and the resistance group known as The White Rose. In 1943, a group of university students in Germany were appalled at the truth which was coming to light about the Nazi Party. They started a resistance group aimed at bringing down Hitler and the Nazi regime. Their story is one of breathtaking courage, selflessness and utter faith in what is right. The efforts of The White Rose, referred to once as "quite possibly the single most heroic feat in European history," are an inspiring tribute to the goodness of humanity shining even in the darkest moments of history.
Based on the true story of a youth resistance movement against the Third Reich in Germany, 1943. A group of students from the University of Munich attempted to rally support for their anti-Nazi movement by distributing leaflets titled "The White Rose." The musical traces the story of Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans and his friends, highlighting their bravery in opposing the regime.
In 1942 a group of students at the University of Munich anonymously publish and distribute leaflets that protest the atrocities of the Nazi regime. The students give themselves the name White Rose. They disseminate the anti-Nazi material throughout Germany and Austria during the summer of 1942 and the winter of 1943. The group is eventually captured and they all face execution. A police inspector takes interest in Sophie, the only female member of the group, and offers her a way to save herself. But Sophie remains loyal to the group and to her beliefs right to the end.
Brief synopsis: "We Will Not Be Silent" tells the true story of Sophie Scholl, a German college student who led the only major act of civil disobedience to the Nazis during the Second World War. The play is not about the Holocaust - but examines the role that ordinary Germans played in the rise of Hitler, and the strength and courage that led a group of German students to risk their lives for a righteous, but hopeless, cause.