SC: Traute Lafrenz, the last of the White Rose anti-Nazi resistance, dies aged 103

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The last surviving member of the White Rose resistance movement, which urged Germans to stand up against Nazi tyranny during the second world war, has died, according to the group’s historical foundation. Traute Lafrenz died at her home in South Carolina on Monday at the age of 103, the group said in a statement on Thursday, paying tribute to her ‘courageous resistance and lasting testimony.’ … Following a summary trial, the original White Rose leaders – the Scholl siblings and Probst – were beheaded at the Stadelheim prison in Bavaria, along with others including their philosophy professor Kurt Huber. In April 1943, Lafrenz also fell into the hands of the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police, and was sentenced to a year in prison for ‘complicity.’ … Lafrenz spent time in four Nazi prisons before her liberation from the one in Bayreuth in April 1945. She emigrated to the US in 1947, where she completed her medical studies.” [hat tip — Terry Hulsey] (03/09/23)