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In history class it was mainly about individual people and the perpetrator’s point of view. Society, however, was left out of these stories. Only when I came to a new school, my perspective changed. The name of the school was “Geschwister Scholl” and was dedicated to the memory of the resistance group of the so-called Weiße Rose (White Rose). We talked a lot about it and it was only then that I really realized that these were young people, some of them as old as me, who had actively opposed the Nazi regime. We then often ask ourselves the question: and what about the rest? What did they do and what would I have done in that time?