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Alexander Schmorell: Saint of the German Resistance


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At the height of World War II, a small band of students in Munich, Germany, formed a clandestine organizationschmorell w/ horse called the White Rose, which exposed the Nazi regime’s murderous atrocities and called for its overthrow. In its first anti-Nazi tract, the group wrote, “...Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be ‘governed’ without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct...” The students risked everything to struggle against a world that had lost its moorings. Early in 1943 key members of the group were discovered and executed. 

Among those put to death was Alexander Schmorell, a young man of Russian birth whose family came to Germany when he was a small boy. This biography eloquently recounts the journey of an energetic and talented young man who loved life but who, deeply inspired by his Orthodox Christian faith, was willing to sacrifice it as a testimony to his faith in God that had taught him to love beauty and freedom, both of which the Nazis sough(more...)

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Elena Perekrestov
5" x 7"
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  1. Inspiring! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jan 2018

    Very inspiring to read about a young martyr of the 20th century – a 26-year-old, full of life, who gives up his life for the sake of defending Truth during Hitler's regime. In the heaviness of the time, St. Alexander and his friends find solace in faith in God, serving others, and seeking beauty through literature and the arts, which can be uplifting to a young reader of the 21st century. Highly recommend this book.

  2. Inspirational reading 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Apr 2017

    Written very well. Reads like a story. Hard to put it down. Inspiring.

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