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Facts, Saw, and Tumblr: Aaron Rose @aaronxrose Follow Thinking of Sophie Scholl, who was executed on this day in 1943 for leading student resistance against Hitler. She was 21 <p><a href="http://secretgaygentdanvers.tumblr.com/post/157877738745/phroyd-sophie-scholls-last-words-how-can" class="tumblr_blog">secretgaygentdanvers</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://phroyd.tumblr.com/post/157712134667/sophie-scholls-last-words-how-can-we-expect" class="tumblr_blog">phroyd</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Sophie Scholl’s last words: <br/></p> <blockquote><p><i>“How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?”</i><br/></p></blockquote> <p><a href="http://phroyd.tumblr.com">Phroyd</a></p> </blockquote> <p>Quote from Traudl Junge, Hitler’s private secretary from 1942-45:</p> <p> <i>Of course, the terrible things I heard from the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg_Trials" title="w:Nuremberg Trials">Nuremberg Trials</a>, about the six million Jews and the people from other races who were killed, were facts that shocked me deeply. But I wasn’t able to see the connection with my own past. I was satisfied that I wasn’t personally to blame and that I hadn’t known about those things. I wasn’t aware of the extent.<b> But one day I went past the memorial plaque which had been put up for <a href="https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Sophie_Scholl" title="Sophie Scholl">Sophie Scholl</a> in Franz Josef Strasse, and I saw that she was born the same year as me, and she was executed the same year I started working for <a href="https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler" title="Adolf Hitler">Hitler</a>. </b>And at that moment I actually sensed that <b>it was no excuse to be young</b>, and that <b>it would have been possible to find things out. </b></i></p> </blockquote>