These were the last heartbreaking words of Sophie Scholl.
Last Friday marked the 76th anniversary of the death of Sophie Scholl, a leading member of the White Rose group, who was beheaded by the Third Reich on 22 February 1943.
The White Rose was a group of students at Munich University. Members of the White Rose advocated non-violent opposition, encouraging fellow Germans to passively resist the Nazi regime and the war.
Awaiting her execution, Sophie said:
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?
Here at Martin Bullock Lawyers, we recognise the work of refugee advocates, pacifists and human rights activists. Several of our advocate associates have recently been deported from Papua New Guinea, without any reason given.
We must stand up for justice. We must speak out against oppression. We must uphold human rights, and recognise the value, dignity and diversity of every person. Silence is complicity.
For further information about Sophie’s life, watch the critically-acclaimed film Sophie Scholl: The Final Days.