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Traute Lafrendz, last survivor of anti-Nazi ‘white rose’ movement, dies at 103



At the age of 103, Traute Lafrenz, the last survivor of the famous anti-Nazi group La Rosa Blanca, has died.

According to foreign media such as Guardianhis death was confirmed by the founding of that group.

The statement detailed that Lafrenz had died “March 6th in South Carolina.”

Born May 3, 1919 in Hamburg, Germany, she began her medical studies at her home university in 1939 and continued her studies in Munich.

In the city, I met Hans and Sophie Scholl, who would become part of the founders of La Rosa Blanca, a pacifist resistance group against the Nazi regime.

Lafranz became one of the collaborators of a group that distributed pamphlets containing messages against Adolf Hitler’s government.

After Hans and Sophie Scholl were arrested at the University of Munich in February 1943 for spreading anti-war messages, Lafrendz was placed under police investigation. Gestapo.

Finally, the Scholl brothers were to be executed along with Christoph Probst in February 1943. After spending a year in prison, Lafrenz immigrated to the United States and completed his medical studies at St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Francisco, California.

In this country she married Vernon Page and had four children. In 2019 he German Federal Order of Merit is Germany’s only award given to individuals who have excelled in the fields of politics, economics, culture, intelligence and volunteerism.

Source: Biobiochile

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