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Sophie Scholl


Remembered on her behalf mid-twentieth-century anti-Nazi activism, she belonged to a nonviolent, student resistance group known as the Light Rose and was performed for offering the actual Nazi government considered treasonous politics literature. Before signing up for the Light Rose, she proved helpful being a kindergarten instructor and continued to study idea and biology on the School of Munich. She was the main topic of the Academy Award-nominated film Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage (Sophie Scholl: THE ULTIMATE Days). Celebrity Julia Jentsch gained both German and Western european Film Awards on her behalf portrayal of Scholl. The little girl of leftist politician Robert Scholl, she was raised in Forchtenberg, Ludwigsburg, and Ulm, Germany, with siblings called Inge, Hans, Elisabeth, Sophie, Werner, and Thilde. Her sibling Hans was also place to loss of life for his dissemination of anti-Nazi pamphlets, and her sweetheart, Fritz Hartnagel, eventually wedded her sister Elisabeth. She and fellow activist Johanna Kirchner had been both area of the Nazi resistance motion.

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Full Name Sophie Scholl
Date Of Birth May 9, 1921
Died February 22, 1943, Stadelheim Prison, Munich, Germany
Place Of Birth Germany
Profession Activist
Education Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Nationality German
Parents Robert Scholl, Magdalena Scholl
Siblings Hans Scholl, Inge Scholl, Werner Scholl, Elisabeth Hartnagel, Thilde Scholl
Awards European Film Award for Best Actress, German Film Award for Best Feature Film, German Film Award for Best Leading Actress, European Film Audience Award for Best Actress, European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Director, German Film Award - Audience Award for Best Film
Nominations Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, European Film Award for Best Film, German Film Award for Best Screenplay, German Film Award for Best Cinematography, European Film Award for Best Production Designer, Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film
Star Sign Taurus

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1The square in front of the University of Munich was called "Geschwister-Scholl-Platz" to honor Sophie Scholl and Hans Scholl.
2Shared an apartment with her brother Hans Scholl when she studied biology and philosophy at the University of Munich.
3Her last words were: "Your heads will fall as well."
4Engaged to Fritz Hartnagel, a soldier, who later married her sister Elisabeth.
5Became member of the "Weiße Rose" (White Rose) resistance group against the Nazi regime in 1942 and participated in the production and distribution of leaflets. On 18 February 1943, she was arrested while distributing another leaflet together with her brother Hans. On 22 February 1943, they and their friend 'Christoph Probst' were condemned to death and executed.
6Lena Stolze and Julia Jentsch both won the Film Award in Gold at the German Film Awards for "Best Actress" for portraying her
7German resistance heroine
8Is portrayed by Lena Stolze in The White Rose (1982) and Fünf letzte Tage (1982) and by Julia Jentsch in Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005).

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Die Widerständigen. Zeugen der Weißen Rose2008DocumentaryHerself
Unsere Besten2003TV SeriesHerself - Top 10

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