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Written by Kelly Lao   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:52
The German American Heritage Center and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities are happy to announce additional showings of companion films to the current "White Rose" Exhibit at GAHC. We had a full house on Sunday, Jan.29 and apologize to those who had to be turned away! Please try to join us for the following opportunities:

On Feb 4th at 4pm the film, “The White Rose” will be re-shown at the Figge Art Museum in the John Deere Auditorium. The Figge is located at 225 W. 2nd St. Davenport, Ia. Admission is $5 or free for students with I.D.

During the Second World War, a small group of students at the University of Munich begin to question the decisions of Germany's Nazi government. The students’ form a resistance cell
which they name the "White Rose" and secretly distribute newsletters to the public. At first small in numbers and fearful of discovery, the White Rose begins to gain massive support after a Nazi Gauleiter nearly incites a student riot after a provocative speech. At this point, the matter is taken over by the German Gestapo, who pledges to hunt down and destroy the members of the White Rose.

Lena Stolze stars in this acclaimed feature film based on the true story of five German students- -Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, Willi Graf, Christoph Probst, Alexander Schmorell--and their
professor Kurt Huber who, as the White Rose, protested the Nazi regime.

On February 5th at 1pm and at 4pm, the film, “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days” will be shown at the Figge Art Museum in the John Deere Auditorium. The Figge is located at 225 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA. Admission for the film is $5 or free for students with I.D.

2005 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign language Film, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days is the true story of Germanys most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose.

Using historical records of her incarceration, the film re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless. -IMDB review

This film is shown in conjunction with the exhibit The White Rose at the German American Heritage Center located at 712 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA. Sponsored by GAHC, The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and the German Consulate of Chicago, Rauch Family Foundation II, Doris and Victor Day Foundation, and the Rock Island Community Foundation.
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