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Sophie's White Rose

Giuseppe Assandri

Sophie's White Rose

1ª edizione novembre 2020
Collana NARRATIVA SAN PAOLO RAGAZZI
Formato 14,5 x 21 cm - CARTONATO CON SOVRACOPERTA
Disponibile anche in formato eBook
Numero pagine 160
CDU R6N 148
ISBN/EAN 9788892223394

Giuseppe Assandri

Novel

Sophie Scholl was born in Germany in 1921 into a family of open and liberal ideas. With the advent of Nazism, like her brothers, she comes into contact with Nazi youth organizations. Gradually, Sophie discovers their oppressive and intolerant face. She starts cultivating the seeds of a nonviolent opposition to the dictatorship, especially after her father has been arrested for insulting the Führer. At the age of sixteen, she meets Fritz, a young army officer, with whom she develops an intense relationship, always suspended between friendship and love. While the war is going on, Sophie starts attending university in Munich. There she finds her brother Hans, who with other students has created a clandestine group called The White Rose: through the distribution of leaflets they incite the German people to rebel against Nazism, in the name of freedom, justice, and brotherhood. Sophie takes part directly in the actions of The White Rose. In February 1943 she is arrested together with her brother Hans while distributing the last leaflet at the university. She is immediately tried and put to death. “You have to have a hard spirit and a tender heart”: It is the phrase of the theologian Maritain Sophie assumes as a motto. Sophie was not a spotless and fearless hero, but a young woman of her time, capable of saying no and paying with her life for her own ideas.
This novel tells her story in an accurate and engaging way.

Giuseppe Assandri after graduating in philosophy, has worked as a teacher, school principal, and school counselor in Italy and abroad. In Germany he has been the school and cultural attaché of the Italian consulate in Dortmund. Children literature expert, editorial consultant, he writes for various pedagogical magazines and is the author of reading and writing school handbooks for Zanichelli.
 
SELLING POINTS
• A novel based on the life of Sophie Scholl, German student and anti-Nazi political activist.
• In 2021 the centenary of her birth will be celebrated. Her voice is strong and clear and deserves to be better known.
• A book to read for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 THE LIFE OF SOPHIE SCHOLL, GERMAN STUDENT AND
ANTINAZI POLITICAL ACTIVIST, TOLD IN AN ENGAGING NOVEL.

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