Monday, 4 July 2011

News - Rare anti-Nazi leaflet to reach Holocaust centre (

More than 68 years after it was dropped over Germany by Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II, a rare anti-Nazi leaflet is to be presented to the UK Holocaust Centre this week. The document is one of the few surviving White Rose leaflets produced by brave students at Munich University against Adolf Hitler-led Nazis during World War II, the Daily Mail reported.

The White Rose resistance movement was behind thousands of copies of the leaflets, which gave details of the Holocaust and supported the ideals of democracy, freedom and religious tolerance. The six core members of the group, including Sophie and Hans Scholl, were executed in 1943. They are now regarded as heroes for their courageous opposition to the Third Reich. The text of their sixth leaflet was smuggled out of Germany to Britain. In July 1943, copies were dropped over Germany by Allied aircraft.

Now, collector William Kaczynski will donate one of the leaflets to the Holocaust Centre, a memorial and education museum in Newark, Nottinghamshire.


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