The White Rose Project

The White Rose Project is a research and public engagement initiative at the University of Oxford. It aims to bring the story of the White Rose resistance group, ‘Die Weiße Rose’, to English-speaking audiences through research, performance, and creative translation. It also works to promote German-learning. The project was launched on 12 October 2018, the 75th anniversary of White Rose member Willi Graf’s execution. Although the White Rose is a household name in Germany, it is relatively little known elsewhere. It is an important story in its own right and forms part of a larger discourse about resistance writing and how culture can inform political action. The Project will conclude in July 2024.

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For more information on the project or any other related queries, please contact Dr Alex Lloyd using this address: Alexandra.lloyd[at] 

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For enquiries about permission to use extracts from our pamphlet translations published in Defying Hitler: The White Rose Pamphlets (Bodleian Library Publishing, 2022), please contact Bodleian Library Publishing. Our students’ translations are available in two publications. Please find further details here.


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