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By Elena Perekrestov

At the peak of global warfare II, a small band of scholars in Munich, Germany, shaped a clandestine association known as the White Rose, which uncovered the Nazi regime's murderous atrocities and referred to as for its overthrow. In its first anti-Nazi tract, the gang wrote, "...Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized state as permitting itself to be ‘governed' with out competition via an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct..." the scholars risked every little thing to fight opposed to a global that had misplaced its moorings. Early in 1943 key contributors of the gang have been stumbled on and finished. between these placed to dying used to be Alexander Schmorell, a tender guy of Russian beginning whose kinfolk got here to Germany whilst he was once a small boy. This biography eloquently recounts the adventure of an lively and proficient younger guy who enjoyed lifestyles yet who, deeply encouraged via his Orthodox Christian religion, was once keen to sacrifice it as a sworn statement to his religion in God that had taught him to like attractiveness and freedom, either one of which the Nazis sought to wreck. In 2012, the Russian Orthodox Church formally well-known him as a martyr and saint. the tale of Alexander's existence and dying is made on hand to English readers right here for the 1st time, vividly illustrated with black and white photographs.

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