Last White Rose member dies at 103


March 24, 2023

Traute Lafrenz

(JNS) - There has been a lot of discussion about what Holocaust memory will be like as fewer survivors remain. Less discussed are those who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II.

The German-born doctor Traute Lafrenz, who died on March 6 at 103, was the last known surviving member of White Rose, which formed in Munich in 1942 and advocated nonviolent resistance against the Nazi government.

As young German college students allied against their country's government, the group concluded its first leaflet: "Do not forget that every nation deserves the government that it endures....

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