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For Sophie Scholl

I work very near Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich, and twice in the past fortnight I have been in to the main building to look at the memorial to Sophie Scholl. She was beheaded for treason in 1943 for producing and distributing anti-Nazi leaflets. On her way to execution she said "Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go." Even the executioner and jail staff were impressed by her bravery. I feel she has a lot to teach us today.

Sophie's Last Day

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse08 Mar 2018

She knew she had
Only one thing to do
On that fine,
Sunny day:

Feel the surge
Of her young blood
Driven by her
Good, strong heart.