“I believe Hitler faced less resistance.”
Besides what we have learned about resistance from the movie Valkyrie, there was grassroots resistance that has gotten less attention, but had just as good a story to tell. A GREAT movie, (better than Valkkyrie) on this resistance was Sophie Scholl: The Final Days.
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
Sophie Scholl was arrested and then executed by guillotine by the Third Reich for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets at her college campus. For this she was beheaded along with several of the other brave young God fearing people of the “White Rose”, an underground Nazi resistance movement. This is a dramatization of that event, it is a movie that will not leave you and will have you thinking about it for days after viewing. I highly recommend this film. I found myself drawn into this movie like few other movies will do.
This is brilliant stuff. The tension becomes almost unbearable. The depiction of Freisler (The judge), which might seem over the top, but is quite consistent with accounts and actual film clips of the trial, maybe even understated. He was diabolical, tyrannical and very hot tempered.
After reading many rave reviews from regular people, I ordered this 2005 movie over the Holidays from Netflix. It was sooooo good, I just had to purchas a copy
Watch the Trailer:
The White Rose
yes but do the nazi characters speak perfect American english?
I watched the trailer... one thing I found confusing was the legend, “I’d do the same thing” at the end.
The bravest man I ever met was my unit’s Roman Catholic chaplain, a local German priest who’d spent the War in Dachau for opposition to Hitler. (There was a special section of Dachau for clerics.) He was modest and unassuming in all things. I know he had great faith, but how much faith must it have taken to do what he did? And even with all the faith in the World, how much courage?
I don’t think I’d ever find that much faith or courage in myself. I’m afraid that I probably wouldn’t do the same thing. How can any of us be sure we would?