[Sometimes the activities of human beings in the “outside” world are so utterly magnificently courageous that even the dweller of the “inside” world cannot help but be humbled and broken hearted.]
Sophie Scholl was a German student and revolutionary, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany.
She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans.
As a result, they were both executed by guillotine. She was 21 years of age at the time of her death.
Here last words prior to being beheaded were:
“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?”