I have had the great honor of helping the Munich-based organizers of a traveling exhibit on the White Rose (the student resistance group in WWII Germany) for several years now in the Pacific NW of the United States. The exhibit is administered and scheduled by the Weiße Rose Stiftung and I just help arrange transportation for it in the US, store it when it is not on display, and help install it at new venues on occasion as needed.
I first became involved with exhibit in 2011 when I led a committee to bring the exhibit at the UW in the fall of 2013. Little did I know that this would open up a window into my own past that I hadn't known about before, a rescuer in my own family!
Below you will find pictures and stories of the exhibit as the exhibit makes its way around the Pacific NW and beyond with the most recent updates at the top of the post.
Nov 2016 | Article on White Rose Exhibit at Hebrew College in Boston
A great article by Matt Lebovic on the White Rose exhibit and its impact at its first venue in the NE.
- Lebovic, M. 2016. Trump win sprouts ‘white roses’ in spirit of anti-Nazi youth. Times of Israel.
Oct 2016 | White Rose Exhibit off to Boston
June 2016 | White Rose Exhibit Returns from University of Portland
July 2016 | A Visit to the White Rose Exhibit in Munich
I had the opportunity to visit the actual White Rose Exhibit in Munich this summer while on vacation in Germany and I must say it was as inspiring as I expected it to me. I arranged with Angela Kretschmann, the coordinator of the US traveling exhibit, to meet with Ursula Kaufmann, the head of the White Rose Exhibit at the University of Munich. Hearing the stories first hand and then visiting so many of the important locations of the final days of the White Rose participants was an experience I will never forget. Below are a few photos I took.
Here is a short video clip of the art installation in the hallway: