March 1 – June 1, 2013
Grout Museum District, Waterloo, Iowa
Contact: Prof. Stephen J. Gaies, Professor of English (firstname.lastname@example.org)
April 15 – August 22, 2013
University of Nevada "Lied Library", Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact: Mary Ashcraft, German Language Coordinator (Mary.Ashcraft@univ.edu)
September 2 – September 27, 2013
Michigan Technological University "Van Pelt and Opie Library", Houghton, Michigan
Contact: Prof. Karen Schlenker (email@example.com), Ellen Marks, University Librarian and Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The exhibition displays the individuals and activities of the White Rose, a student resistance group against the dictatorship of Nazi Germany. This group actively fought against the oppression of civil liberties and the persecution of Jews, and demanded an end to the war. After being uncovered, the core members, six young students and one professor, were executed by the NS terror regime; others were jailed with long term prison sentences. The resistance group produced and distributed a total of six leaflets calling for resistance against the regime. Helmuth von Moltke smuggled the sixth leaflet to Scandinavia and further to the UK in 1943. Millions of copies of these were dropped over Germany by the Royal Air Force until the end of the war.
Above all, the foundation wants to get in touch with young people and students in order to maintain the legacy of the White Rose. It wants to remind the youth of today of the important fight for human rights as well as the courage of the White Rose members to stand up against an omnipresent and brutal dictatorship. The White Rose Foundation does not only want to ask “What was it like?”, but also “What does it mean today?”. It bases its activities on contact with contemporary witnesses, research and cooperation with historical research institutions.
Exhibition A (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest): Technical details: 47 panels (27.5 x 39.4 inches), transported in an aluminum box (47.25 x 29.5 x 7.1 inches; weight: 220 lb). Required space 1100 square feet (flexible panels, can be split between rooms/reduced). Panels hung to the wall with two wires (10 inches long, attached to holes on each top corner of the panel). Installation time: 1 to 2 hours. Costs: One-way transport, insurance.
Exhibition B (West, Southwest): Technical details: 47 retractable banner stands (33.5" x 78.75"), transported in individual bags (actual weight 6 lbs/dimensional weight 11 lbs each). No wall space required. Installation time: 1 h. Costs: One-way transport, insurance.
Additional documentation included in the exhibition: Exhibition brochures in English and German.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WeisseRoseStiftung
Contact person for booking the exhibition: Angelika Kretschmann, email: email@example.com; Phone: 011 49 89 20328560.
• Website of the foundation (in German): http://www.weisse-rose-stiftung.de/
• Consulate General Los Angeles has just published an article on the exhibition in Long Beach: http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/__pr/GKs/LOSA/2012/10/26WhiteRose.html
• Consulate General Chicago published an article about the exhibition in Iowa earlier this year: http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/__pr/GKs/CHIC/2012/02/28__White__Rose.html