New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2015
To mark the 72nd anniversary of the arrests and subsequent executions of Sophie and Hans Scholl, The Anne Frank Center USA is proud to present Peter Logue’s short film about the White Rose resistance movement. The event is part of our "Helpers, Heroes and Liberators" season commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.
In 1942, amidst inexplicable evil and destruction, a small group of University of Munich students and one professor found themselves morally incapable of remaining silent. They formed a clandestine resistance movement that urged their countrymen to listen to their conscience and stand up against the atrocities being committed by the Third Reich. Through the publication and distribution of six anti-Nazi leaflets, they worked tirelessly, at the risk of their own lives, to have their message reach every corner of their country. The White Rose implored Germans to consider the "dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes - crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure - reach the light of day." The six members of the White Rose movement were arrested by the Gestapo, tried for treason and executed in 1943.
This short documentary focuses on retelling the story of the small group of German students who formed this resistance against the Nazis. Through extensive interviews with scholars and current University of Munich students, "The Search for the White Rose" explores the legacy of the movement for a new generation of German students, asking how such stories of resistance have helped shape their sense of German identity.
Peter Logue is a writer and director from the coast of Maine. During his senior year at the University of Connecticut, he traveled to Germany to film "The Search for the White Rose." The film has been screened at over twenty universities, libraries, and film festivals, both domestically and abroad. Through a partnership with the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, the documentary is now available in over 3,100 high schools in America. Peter is the founder of Quietside Productions and has done freelance work across the country. He is currently in the final stages of a screening tour for "The Search for the White Rose" and is working on the screenplay for his debut feature film. http://peterloguefilms.com
Followed by a Q&A with the film maker.
Wednesday, February 18
The Anne Frank Center USA
44 Park Place (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
$8 adults; $5 students and seniors
All commemorative events in 2015 are free for Holocaust survivors
The Anne Frank Center USA, a partner of the Anne Frank House, uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate young people and communities in North America about the dangers of intolerance, antisemitism, racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next generation to build a world based on equal rights and mutual respect.