You’ve probably heard of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, famous for opposing Hitler and the Nazis.
But there was another group – college students at the University of Munich. The White Rose Society were led by siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl. Between 1942 and 43, they published a number of blistering leaflets about the Third Reich, documenting the atrocities of Hitler and calling Germans to resist. While distributing what would be the last of their leaflets, the Scholls and another student were caught. Within days, they were tried, convicted, and executed by guillotine.
Some Christians use their faith as an excuse to avoid the world -- too much evil, too much negativity. Not the Scholls -- their faith drove them to engage the world -- to confront evil and champion the dignity of all people.
As Hans Scholl put it -- “I’m weak and puny, but I want to do what is right.”