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A true story of how several students and their teachers believed that the war started by Hitler was wrong and that the racist dictatorship had to be toppled. Gradually, they came together as a small and secret opposition group. They decided to act in order to realize their goals. Eventually, many of them paid with their lives.


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A true story of how several students and their teachers believed that the war started by Hitler was wrong and that the racist dictatorship had to be toppled. Gradually, they came together as a small and secret opposition group. They decided to act in order to realize their goals. Eventually, many of them paid with their lives.

30 review for Hans and Sophie Scholl: German Resisters of the White Rose (Holocaust Biographies)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    If you're just looking for a brief history of the Scholl siblings and the White Rose, this is the book for you. For what it is, it gets five stars. If I didn't have another book that was about Christians who resisted the Nazis, I'd have had no idea that the Scholls were Christians. The only reference to faith at all in this book is that the Scholls and their friends were interested in theology. "The Ultimate Price" by Annemarie S. Kidder is the book I'm reading now and it has a section on Sophie If you're just looking for a brief history of the Scholl siblings and the White Rose, this is the book for you. For what it is, it gets five stars. If I didn't have another book that was about Christians who resisted the Nazis, I'd have had no idea that the Scholls were Christians. The only reference to faith at all in this book is that the Scholls and their friends were interested in theology. "The Ultimate Price" by Annemarie S. Kidder is the book I'm reading now and it has a section on Sophie Scholl. That will have more on the faith aspect of her work in the White Rose and why she chose to resist Hitler.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    An entry level text about Hans and Sophie Scholl, the siblings that fearlessly resisted the Nazi movement. Finished it in a little under an hour — it's a good place to start to get a concise background and history of their White Rose resistance. An entry level text about Hans and Sophie Scholl, the siblings that fearlessly resisted the Nazi movement. Finished it in a little under an hour — it's a good place to start to get a concise background and history of their White Rose resistance.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jana Howard

    Hans And Sophie Scholl: The White Rose **I Give This Book 4 Stars** SPOILER ALERT!!! This book was about the White Rose. It talks about the struggles that the group had and how they fought through the Holocaust the way they did. Hans and Sophie Scholl were brother and sister; Hans older and Sophie younger. They started the White Rose, a small group, that eventually became larger; it was composed of teenagers who passed out leaflets and tried to convince people to revolt against Hitler. They passed Hans And Sophie Scholl: The White Rose **I Give This Book 4 Stars** SPOILER ALERT!!! This book was about the White Rose. It talks about the struggles that the group had and how they fought through the Holocaust the way they did. Hans and Sophie Scholl were brother and sister; Hans older and Sophie younger. They started the White Rose, a small group, that eventually became larger; it was composed of teenagers who passed out leaflets and tried to convince people to revolt against Hitler. They passed out a total of 6 leaflets. They had help from one of their professors; he wrote the last leaflet. The leaflets were passed out quietly all over Europe. To deliver them across Europe without being caught, they had to deliver the leaflets themselves, for example, in luggage bags while riding a train. This was because they wanted to look like they were just taking a vacation and unsuspicious. I think that the author’s thesis is that “Family Is Stronger Than Anything” because they were a family that still functioned with all of this chaos. First, the Holocaust started. Then, even though they were not Jewish, they were in danger. And finally, they started a resistance group and they had to hide the resistance group from their entire family of about 5 children and both parents. In conclusion, this was crazy for them and I feel a little bad, because they all died in the end; however, they died for what they were fighting for.Besides, if they were going to stand up against a revolution, even if it was in quiet, they most likely knew that they would eventually give their lives because of it. I would like to point out that I only give this book **4 stars**, because I don’t like the Holocaust, so I had to take off a star; I just find history boring. Besides that, it was great. I loved how it talked about their triumphs, their strategies, and their struggles. One of their triumphs was that they got more people to help them pass out the leaflets and believe in them. A strategy they had was to let the women of the group deliver the leaflets after the men had written them. This is because men were more suspected of harboring anti-Hitler items in their bags than women. A struggle they had was doing all of this behind the backs of the people who actually liked and followed Hitler’s authority and at the same time, getting so many people to follow them and believe in them instead of Hitler.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lance Runyon

    Hans and Sophie Scholl: German Registers of the White Rose is a non-fiction book regarding the Holocaust. The purpose of this novel is to inform the reader about the group White Rose. The White Rose is a group of kids that have an unbreakable relationship. They trust each other. The kids betray Hitler by sending leaflets across their country. The theme of the text is to be unafraid, and take a chance for a worthy cause. The group took a chance by giving out certified information to the public. Hans and Sophie Scholl: German Registers of the White Rose is a non-fiction book regarding the Holocaust. The purpose of this novel is to inform the reader about the group White Rose. The White Rose is a group of kids that have an unbreakable relationship. They trust each other. The kids betray Hitler by sending leaflets across their country. The theme of the text is to be unafraid, and take a chance for a worthy cause. The group took a chance by giving out certified information to the public. They realized they could be killed. The White Rose citizens are very brave. The author of this novel shows an effective way of communication in stating his thesis by describing the events, and adding lots of details to the story. The author stated all of the kids names and described the kids’ backgrounds. While reading this book it helped me realize that there is more than one thing to be afraid of when taking a huge risk. One thing that is really important are the details the author describes about the White Rose. I had some knowledge about the Holocaust before reading this, but I didn't realize how contained and scheduled the Holocaust was. My favorite part of the book was when they all started betraying Hitler. The White Rose once got the wrong kids caught, he ended up being executed. This story is very depressing, but everyone should read it. In conclusion, I did really enjoy this book. This book informed me about the past and how gruesome it was. I would recommend this book to people who want to understand the Holocaust more and to realize how devastating it really was. The book provides a great amount of bravery and loyalty that teaches students an important lesson.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    I recently read 'Hans And Sophie Scholl:German resisters of The White Rose' by Toby Axelrod. This book was about a courageous group of kids who stood up for what they believed in, and risked their own lives while doing so. They called themselves "The White Rose" and were very secretive with their work. They printed and distributed leaflets all around Germany, trying to spread their ideas with as many people as possible without getting caught. Some kids were so brainwashed by the Nazis that they I recently read 'Hans And Sophie Scholl:German resisters of The White Rose' by Toby Axelrod. This book was about a courageous group of kids who stood up for what they believed in, and risked their own lives while doing so. They called themselves "The White Rose" and were very secretive with their work. They printed and distributed leaflets all around Germany, trying to spread their ideas with as many people as possible without getting caught. Some kids were so brainwashed by the Nazis that they even turned in their own family and friends to the Gatspo (The German Police) for participating in The White Rose. My perspective has changed after reading this book because now I know just how frustrating it must have been to live in a world where you couldn't voice your own opinion without being punished by death. I would definitely recommend reading this book because it's so interesting to get a sense of what it was like to live through this time period and be brave enough to speak up, especially when the majority of people choose to go along with the horrific events that were taking place.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    I love the subject matter, but in my opinion there is just not enough to this book. I know it is written for youth, but it's only 100 pages and over half of that was talking about the events of World War II and the history of Hitler's rise to power, leaving 40-50 pages that are even about the White Rose resistance group. Then an even smaller portion of those pages are actually about Hans and Sophie. It is valid to suppose that many young readers might not know all the background they need, but t I love the subject matter, but in my opinion there is just not enough to this book. I know it is written for youth, but it's only 100 pages and over half of that was talking about the events of World War II and the history of Hitler's rise to power, leaving 40-50 pages that are even about the White Rose resistance group. Then an even smaller portion of those pages are actually about Hans and Sophie. It is valid to suppose that many young readers might not know all the background they need, but then it should have been balanced out with more on the actual titled subject matter. I really wanted to get a better feel for Hans and Sophie, but this book did not deliver. So much so, that I even read the end about their trial and execution with no emotion at all. It just did not provide enough to even have a proper build. Fine for surface view of what living under Hitler was like, or an overview of The White Rose. Not fine if you want more than a few blurbs about what Hans and Sophie, or anything more in depth than a few facts and quotes.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    The German resistance is something not talked about very often until recently. It's one of my favorite things to learn about though. The Resistance and in particular the White Rose Society is one that I had heard about before, but I didn't know exact details until today. This mostly sibling ran society is one that got the German people to realize what was going on in there country and how they were being lied to. Not only do we learn about the society, but also as well how students were made to The German resistance is something not talked about very often until recently. It's one of my favorite things to learn about though. The Resistance and in particular the White Rose Society is one that I had heard about before, but I didn't know exact details until today. This mostly sibling ran society is one that got the German people to realize what was going on in there country and how they were being lied to. Not only do we learn about the society, but also as well how students were made to serve. Somehow that was a detail that I had never heard of before, that I can remember. I do want to read other books by this author because he gave all the details, while also making it an interesting read. That's not something that easy to make happen in nonfiction especially in a little over 100 pages and with pictures added in as well. If you can get your hands on a copy of this one and like learning about history then definitely pick it up.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ben Teasdale

    Hans And Sophie Scholl: German Resistors of the White Rose Hans and Sophie Scholl: German Resistors of the White Rose is an informational book about WWII, and it is non-fiction. The author’s purpose is to inform us about the Holocaust. My position on the Holocaust is that it was a horrible thing and awful. The author was very effective in communicating his thesis and expanded my knowledge of the white rose. I think that it was cool how a group of teens can make such a big difference. I didn’t hav Hans And Sophie Scholl: German Resistors of the White Rose Hans and Sophie Scholl: German Resistors of the White Rose is an informational book about WWII, and it is non-fiction. The author’s purpose is to inform us about the Holocaust. My position on the Holocaust is that it was a horrible thing and awful. The author was very effective in communicating his thesis and expanded my knowledge of the white rose. I think that it was cool how a group of teens can make such a big difference. I didn’t have any prior knowledge of the white rose and now that I read the book, I know quite a bit about it. Before reading it I didn't know Hitler told people that the Jewish camps where good and showed people playing games and going to school in the camps. The book was good, but it was too slow paced for me. I would recommend the book for a mature audience.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bailee Parmentier

    Hans and Sophie Scholl is a biographical non-fiction book about a group of anti-Nazis during the Holocaust. The Holocaust- a historical happening that everyone fears and hopes will never happen again. This book explains how a small group of people can influence quite a bit of people. The author, Toby Axelrod, has actually written quite a bit of books about the Holocaust. I think that the author just kind of drones on and on. It is repetitive in places. This book could do a lot better job of expl Hans and Sophie Scholl is a biographical non-fiction book about a group of anti-Nazis during the Holocaust. The Holocaust- a historical happening that everyone fears and hopes will never happen again. This book explains how a small group of people can influence quite a bit of people. The author, Toby Axelrod, has actually written quite a bit of books about the Holocaust. I think that the author just kind of drones on and on. It is repetitive in places. This book could do a lot better job of explaining the Holocaust, if it used more interesting facts and examples. This isn’t necessarily a bad book, it’s just not good at representing that information. I didn’t, at first, even know about the White Rose, but now I know some information. The book was decent , in my opinion, but it was a great source of information. If you want to know of a small anti-Nazi group, then this book is for you.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dylan Hildreth

    Hans and Sophie Scholl is a book about the Holocaust. It’s a non-fiction book. I liked this book, because it explained a lot and expanded my knowledge regarding this important event in history. Hans was very brave for starting the organization called the white rose. I feel that Hans was a key role in the start of the white rose. He felt that the Nazis weren't always telling the truth.This book helped me increase my understanding about the Holocaust, and the White Rose. The text will share how an Hans and Sophie Scholl is a book about the Holocaust. It’s a non-fiction book. I liked this book, because it explained a lot and expanded my knowledge regarding this important event in history. Hans was very brave for starting the organization called the white rose. I feel that Hans was a key role in the start of the white rose. He felt that the Nazis weren't always telling the truth.This book helped me increase my understanding about the Holocaust, and the White Rose. The text will share how and when it started, and why it was so important. I would recommend this book to others.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    A really great and to the point story of who Hans and Sophie Scholl and the White Rose were. It is a story that all should know and unfortunately do not. More than the Jews were killed during the Third Reich, they too, deserve to be remembered and learned from.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Carol Williams

    Young teen book- excellent read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    Another book I brought back with from Washington DC

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  17. 5 out of 5

    Michele Scholl

  18. 4 out of 5

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    Donna Gabbard

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    Will

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sherry

  23. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Lehmann

  24. 5 out of 5

    Melika Rajbhandari

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    Elin Ekstedt

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    Lannie

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    Vitor Mareco

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    Audrey

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    Elisa Hategan

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