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Name: Sophie Scholl

In the organizer's words:

Sophie Scholl. The name stands for willpower, fearlessness and civil courage in a totalitarian system. From 1942, Sophie Scholl was part of the resistance group 'The White Rose' and distributed leaflets calling for resistance against Hitler's dictatorship. How might it feel to be the bearer of the same name 80 years later? When she herself became a witness to injustice, law student Sophie Scholl felt pressured by the greatness and radiance of her own name. Her name alone should give her the courage to speak the truth - especially as she herself lives in a democracy and, unlike her famous namesake, has nothing to fear from her own state. Nevertheless, Sophie begins to doubt her own courage ...

To mark the 80th anniversary of the death of the famous resistance fighter against National Socialism, Schauspiel Wuppertal is staging Reiniger's successful solo program 'Name: Sophie Scholl', in which past and present merge just as fluidly as the thoughts of the historical Sophie Scholl and the contemporary law student of the same name.

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Theater der Keller Siegburger Straße 233w 50679 Köln

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