International Translation Day

On International Translation Day 2022, we’re celebrating the work of all the White Rose Project student translators who’ve worked so hard to bring the White Rose history to audiences beyond German-speakers! Translation work with undergraduate students is at the heart of the White Rose Project. This includes translation between German and English, and ‘creative translation’, …

Creative Translations – ‘Wortwahl’ by Anna Cooper

This year, the White Rose Translation Project explored ‘creative translation’, adapting the White Rose resistance pamphlets into new works, including poetry, prose, drama, and artwork. The Oxford students’ translations are imaginative responses to, and interpretations of, real events and people as encountered in interviews and primary sources. They explore the courage and conviction of students who, eighty …

Creative Translations – ‘Lichthof’ by Lydia Ludlow

This year, instead of translating between German and English, the White Rose Translation Project explored ‘creative translation’, adapting the White Rose resistance pamphlets into new works, including poetry, prose, drama, and artwork. The Oxford students’ translations are imaginative responses to, and interpretations of, real events and people as encountered in interviews and primary sources. They explore the …

Book Launch: ‘Defying Hitler – The White Rose Pamphlets’

On Tuesday 15 March 2022, Alex Lloyd’s new book Defying Hitler – The White Rose Pamphlets (Bodleian Library Publishing, 2022) was launched at an event in St Edmund Hall’s Old Dining Hall. The White Rose resistance pamphlets are included in full in the book, translated by students at the University of Oxford. These translations were …

White Rose Translation Project 2021-2022

Call for Student Writers and Translators  In 1943 five students and a professor at Munich University were executed. They were members of The White Rose (‘Die Weiße Rose’), a group that wrote and distributed pamphlets calling on Germans to resist Hitler. To mark the 80th anniversary of the first White Rose pamphlets, and a new publication of the …