9 May 1921: Birthday of Sophie Scholl, German activist (d. 1943) (Source)

Sophie Scholl, who was in the German Resistance, was beheaded after the assassination attempt against Hitler on July 20th, 1944, Germany – WarSecond World War. (Photo by: Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) (Source)

Sophia Magdalena Scholl[a] (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany.[1][2]

She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich (LMU) with her brother, Hans. As a result, she was executed by guillotine. Since the 1970s, Scholl has been extensively commemorated for her anti-Nazi resistance work. (Source)

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