This is a good read...it really makes you think.
This is beautiful.
One of the most compelling examples of what living well should actually mean.
Very nice! PEACE :-)
This has always been one of my favorites
I had this up on my screen for probably four days, hidden under other tabs, wanting to read it but not having the time or, embarrassingly, the inclination. I knew it would be heavy. I read it, finally. I am relieved to say that I am more like Sohpia than like Traudl. At least in my mind and with my typing fingers and protesting voice, I am. One day, my activist's body will do more than sit in relative safety and speak out. One day, I will place myself as a physical barrier to injustice and fulfill my purpose and potential in this world. One day I will do what my training will have taught me by that point and I will use my skills to reach out to all the oppressed and damaged people and help to heal them. One day I will be an active force for good in this broken world.
Because when I get old, I don't want to ever regret what I could have done. I want to only regret that I couldn't do more.
too long, didn't read.
When one does not stand up to injustice, one becomes part of it.
I have never heard of "The White Rose" although I do know generally women under the indoctrination of the Third Reich were fervent Nazis, lead by Hitler's messianic aura. Sophia Scholl managed to see through the lies to the "Dictatorship of evil" beneath the superficial reality presented to the German people. Gertude Junger ignorance of the nature of the system she gave her passive allegence too, reminds me of the defence Adolf Eichmann gave in at his trial in Israel, and that once you see evil in terms of timetables and logistics, humanity is lost. Gertude Junge came to to terms with her own complicity, how easy will it be for our of future generations to see the truth before it's too late to make any difference.
This is both important and touching.
The tldr idiots wouldn't be able to appreciate something like this.
Just stumbling this page is nothing, really. But if it gets more people to read it and then think about it, it's a start. This strip is always a good read, but this one in particular should be taught in school.
good read... suprised they built a plaque after her death tho
The Line, a short story.
This is not a story that's tied to Germany, this is not a story that's tied to the past.