A poster designed for an ACLU of Oregon fundraiser event, inspired by The White Rose. The White Rose was a non-violent resistance movement, formed in Germany in 1942 by a group of students at the University of Munich. The students launched their campaign with “Down with Hitler” and “Freedom” graffiti. They clandestinely wrote, copied and distributed 6 leaflets, denouncing the Nazi regime and its persecution of Jews, calling for passive resistance of the German people. Five members of the movement were captured and executed for their crimes.
From Leaflet 1: June 1942
“If the German people are already so corrupted and spiritually crushed that they do not raise a hand, frivolously trusting in a questionable faith in lawful order of history… if they abandon the will to take decisive action and turn the wheel of history and thus subject it to their own rational decision, if they are so devoid of all individuality, have already gone so far along the road toward turning into a spiritless and cowardly mass - then, yes, they deserve their downfall.”