Assumption to Host Lecture on White Rose Resistance Movement against Nazi Regime

Other - Lecture/Discussion

Thursday, February 14, 2013
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Assumption College: Kennedy Memorial Hall/Public Safety
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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WORCESTERAssumption College will host a lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 by Professor Hildegard Vieregg of the Munich School of Philosophy in observance of the 70th anniversary of the White Rose resistance movement against the Nazi regime. Presented by the Ecumenical Institute at Assumption, the lecture will be held in Kennedy Memorial Hall, Room 112.
Vieregg is also honorary professor at Barnaul State Pedagogical University in Russia and a consultant to UNESCOs (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) International Council of Museums Advisory Board.
Assumptions dAlzon Library is hosting an exhibit about the White Rose group through Feb. 15. It highlights the student resistance movement against the Nazis and displays the people and activities of the group, which was founded in 1942 at the University of Munich.
The White Rose fought against the oppression of civil liberties and the persecution of Jews and demanded an end to the war. After being uncovered, the core members  six students and one professor  were executed by the NS terror regime; others were jailed. The resistance group produced and distributed six leaflets calling for resistance against the Nazis. A lawyer and member of the resistance, Helmuth von Moltke smuggled the sixth leaflet (known as the Manifesto of the Students of Munich) to Scandinavia and to the United Kingdom in 1943. Millions of copies were dropped over Germany by the Royal Air Force until the end of the war.
The exhibit is touring the United States courtesy of the Munich-based White Rose Foundation. Housed at the University of Munich, the foundation seeks to remind todays youth of the important fight for human rights as well as the courage of the White Rose members to stand up against omnipresent and brutal dictatorship.
The White Rose exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through Feb. 15 at Assumption Colleges dAlzon Library, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester, Mass. Library hours are Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, High School, College, Middle School


Last Modified: February 6, 2013 at 9:59 AM

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