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CLIP 3288

Resistance to the Regime

Resistance to the Regime
Key Info
  • Resistance to the Regime
  • Duration: 04:47
  • Hans and Sophie Scholl had seen through the Nazi propaganda and were prepared to risk their lives by publishing and distributing leaflets demanding the return of freedom. They continued in their campaign until 1943 when they were spotted showering leaflets down the central stairwell at Munich University. They were subsequently arrested, tried and beheaded for high treason. That same year was a turning point in the war, when Germany and the Nazis began to see more defeat than victory and, gradually, resistance became more active.
  • Credits: Imperial War Museum, Chronos-Media GmbH, British Movietone
  • Subject:



    Weimar and Nazi Germany

  • Keywords: Nazi, Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, The White Rose, treason, resistance, 1943, Goebbels
Ideas for use in class
  • In small groups, students should design their own leaflet designed to persuade an ardent supporter of any political ideology that they are in fact completely misguided in their beliefs. If students choose different ideologies, they could then swop with a different group and mark their leaflet on a number of criteria e.g. headline, content, design, etc.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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