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White Rose Exhibit, a chronicle of a non-violent student resistance movement against the Nazi regime

By Michael Yunkin on May 2, 2013 10:11 AM | Permalink

UNLV Libraries is proud to present the White Rose Exhibit, a chronicle of a non-violent student resistance movement against the Nazi regime, May 13 – August 22.

In 1942 a group of German university students, with the support of their philosophy professor, created and distributed leaflets calling for fellow students and citizens to rise up against Hitler’s tyranny. Putting their lives on the line, they denounced the crimes against humanity committed by his dictatorship. They were apprehended and tried in the Nazi People’s Court. In 1943 seven members were executed and many others received severe punishment. Their heroic acts to stand up for what they believed in, even knowing the consequences if caught, define true courage. The display consists of large photos of the students, including brother and sister leaders Hans and Sophie Scholl and professor Kurt Huber, with descriptive narratives of the group’s extraordinary efforts.

The exhibit is sponsored by UNLV University Libraries, German Consulate General of Los Angeles, UNLV Foreign Languages Department, Hillel Jewish Student Center at UNLV, and UNLV International Council.
Support comes from the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, Nevada Governor’s Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust, Holocaust Resource Center, Hillel Jewish Student Center at UNLV, Jewish Family Service Agency, Holocaust Survivors Group of Southern Nevada and Sperling Kronberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center.

Admission Information:
The exhibit is free and open to the public May 13 – August 22, 2013

Lied Library Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. Noon to 9 p.m.
Closed on state and federal holidays

Contact Information:
Angela Ayers
702-895-2277
angela.ayers@unlv.edu