Translating Sophie Scholl and Alexander Schmorell

Two of this year’s White Rose Project translators, James Cutting and Amira Ramdani, talk about the experience of translating excerpts from the letters of White Rose members Sophie Scholl and Alexander Schmorell. Why did you want to get involved in the project?  James: Inge Scholl’s Die weiß​e Rose was one of the first German books I ever …

Winner Announced: White Rose Project Translation Competition 2020

Dr Alex Lloyd reports on this year’s national competition for university students in partnership with the Oxford German Network. This year’s inaugural competition invited university students to translate into English the draft leaflet written by Christoph Probst in January 1943. Competition entrants were also asked to write a commentary on the text, in English or German, …

Translating Hans Scholl’s Letters

One of this year’s White Rose Project translators, Alice Hopkinson-Woolley,  comments on the experience of translating Hans Scholl’s letters. Alice studies Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. The film Sophie Scholl: The Final Days was what sprang to mind when I first saw the White Rose Translation Project advertised. I remember viewing it in the …

Short Film: Voices of the German Resistance

We’re delighted to present this short film introducing Voices of the German Resistance, the White Rose Project’s collaboration with the award-winning vocal ensemble SANSARA. This commemorative project brings together choral works and readings from the White Rose members’ letters, diaries, and resistance pamphlets in new English translations. Our first event was a concert held at …

White Rose Project Launch

On Friday 12 October around fifty students, academics, teachers, and members of the public gathered at the Taylor Institution Library for the launch of the White Rose Project. Dr Alex Lloyd (University of Oxford) began by introducing the project and then guests had the opportunity to view the exhibition ‘The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance’ in …