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 …

Translation Project 2020-2021

This year the translators of the White Rose Project have been working with the published correspondence between Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel. The students were once again drawn from across the University of Oxford: Christopher Gothard, Gemma Craig-Sharples, Alexander Fuss, Adam McMeekin, Anna Taira, Sofia Justham Bello, Helena Koch, Timothy Powell, Yannis Baur, George Newton, …

Call for Student Translators 2020

The White Rose Project – Call for Translators 2020 In 1943 five students and a professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich were arrested, interrogated, tried, and executed. They were members of The White Rose (‘Die Weiße Rose’), a clandestine group who wrote and distributed pamphlets calling on Germans to resist Hitler. To mark …

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 …