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Memorial to Sophie Scholl, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany [Wiki Creative Commons Share Alike, author: D Krieger]

Memorial to Sophie Scholl, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany [Wiki Creative Commons Share Alike, author: D Krieger]

Above and below are photographs of the very guillotine used to execute Sophie Scholl, brave resister of the German Nazi Fascists of WWII. Johann Reichhart, the actual executioner of Scholl, is pictured above. It is estimated that Reichhart executed up to 3,000 condemned prisoners, most of them resisters of  the Nazi regime.

Above and below are photographs of the very guillotine used to execute Sophie Scholl, brave resister of the German Nazi Fascists of WWII. Johann Reichhart, the actual executioner of Scholl, is pictured above. It is estimated that Reichhart executed up to 3,000 condemned prisoners, most of them resisters of the Nazi regime.

This is the memorial to the German military resistance on the Bendler Block, in Berlin.  This is the exact site where Colonel Claus Stauffenberg and his fellow Valkyrie conspirators were executed during the evening of 07/20/44 after the plot to assassinate Hitler failed.  They were shot by a firing squad against this wall which was illuminated by car headlights.

This is the memorial to the German military resistance on the Bendler Block, in Berlin. This is the exact site where Colonel Claus Stauffenberg and his fellow Valkyrie conspirators were executed during the evening of 07/20/44 after the plot to assassinate Hitler failed. They were shot by a firing squad against this wall which was illuminated by car headlights.

1964 West German stamps commemorating the leaders of the wartime resistance to the Nazi regime

1964 West German stamps commemorating the leaders of the wartime resistance to the Nazi regime

The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League for the Defense of American Democracy sponsored an educational committee which produced this booklet, circa 1937. The cover features a grim and powerful illustration of an individual being crucified on a swastika. This is superimposed over a map of Germany, including symbols denoting concentration-camp locations. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.

The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League for the Defense of American Democracy sponsored an educational committee which produced this booklet, circa 1937. The cover features a grim and powerful illustration of an individual being crucified on a swastika. This is superimposed over a map of Germany, including symbols denoting concentration-camp locations. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.

memorial stone to all the victims massacred after the 07/20/1944 Valkyrie plot failed

memorial stone to all the victims massacred after the 07/20/1944 Valkyrie plot failed

20th July plotter Stauffenberg is so well respected, they named a street after him close to where he was executed

20th July plotter Stauffenberg is so well respected, they named a street after him close to where he was executed

Above and below are photographs of the very guillotine used to execute Sophie Scholl, brave resister of the German Nazi Fascists of WWII. Johann Reichhart, the actual executioner of Scholl, is pictured above. It is estimated that Reichhart executed up to 3,000 condemned prisoners, most of them resisters of  the Nazi regime.

Above and below are photographs of the very guillotine used to execute Sophie Scholl, brave resister of the German Nazi Fascists of WWII. Johann Reichhart, the actual executioner of Scholl, is pictured above. It is estimated that Reichhart executed up to 3,000 condemned prisoners, most of them resisters of the Nazi regime.