Inge Scholl




Inge Aicher-Scholl (11 August 1917 – 4 September 1998), born in present-day Crailsheim, Germany, was the daughter of Robert Scholl, mayor of Forchtenberg, and elder sister of Hans and Sophie Scholl, who studied at the University of Munich in 1942, and were core members of the White Rose student resistance movement in Nazi Germany. Inge Scholl wrote several books about the White Rose after the war.[1]

The White Rose was a student group that printed and distributed leaflets highly critical of Nazi war crimes, particularly against the Jews on the eastern front. They said the war could not be won and were mostly active after the Wehrmacht's disastrous reverse at the Battle of Stalingrad and the collapse of Operation Barbarossa. They warned that the German people might become "forever the nation hated and rejected by all mankind".[2] Sophie and Hans were caught distributing the leaflets, tried for treason and executed by guillotine, along with another White Rose member, Christoph Probst. Inge and other Scholl family members were arrested and interrogated, but later released.

Inge, her husband Otl Aicher, and Max Bill (a former student at the Bauhaus) founded the Ulm School of Design in Ulm, Germany in 1953. She was heavily involved in the peace movement in the later half of the 20th century, and wrote a number of books about the White Rose organization.[citation needed] She died of cancer on 4 September 1998 in Leutkirch im Allgäu.

Inge Aicher-Scholl (11 August 1917 – 4 September 1998), born in present-day Crailsheim, Germany, was the daughter of Robert Scholl, mayor of Forchtenberg, and elder sister of Hans and Sophie Scholl, who studied at the University of Munich in 1942, and were core members of the White Rose student resistance movement in Nazi Germany. Inge Scholl wrote several books about the White Rose after the war.[1]

The White Rose was a student group that printed and distributed leaflets highly critical of Nazi war crimes, particularly against the Jews on the eastern front. They said the war could not be won and were mostly active after the Wehrmacht's disastrous reverse at the Battle of Stalingrad and the collapse of Operation Barbarossa. They warned that the German people might become "forever the nation hated and rejected by all mankind".[2] Sophie and Hans were caught distributing the leaflets, tried for treason and executed by guillotine, along with another White Rose member, Christoph Probst. Inge and other Scholl family members were arrested and interrogated, but later released.

Inge, her husband Otl Aicher, and Max Bill (a former student at the Bauhaus) founded the Ulm School of Design in Ulm, Germany in 1953. She was heavily involved in the peace movement in the later half of the 20th century, and wrote a number of books about the White Rose organization.[citation needed] She died of cancer on 4 September 1998 in Leutkirch im Allgäu.


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