Nazi resistor Sophie Scholl was one of the leaders of the White Rose resistance executed by the Nazis along with her brother in 1943. The white rose had several meanings for Sophie and her brother Hans, one of them being it was the name of a popular novel at the time about a Mexican battling U.S. corporations [an interesting social justice connection across continents and eras]. Sophie, Hans and other members of the White Rose distributed pamphlets calling on the greater history and integrity of the German people to sabotage the Nazis. There has been a number of books and a film on her short life. Executed at 21, her last words were: 'What does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?'
2021 is actually the one hundredth anniversary of Sophie Scholl's birth. For this reason 25% of the proceeds of each White Rose poster will go to the White Rose Foundation (Weiße Rose Stiftung) in Munich whose educational programs work to promote 'individual responsibility and democratic consciousness.'
This floral interpretation of Sophie Scholl is by Baltimore artist and musician Alex Fine, an American illustrator with a focus on editorial, book publishing and advertorial art.
“My motivation to create this portrait of Sophie Scholl was to emphasize the importance of the white rose as a symbol of resistance during a time of authoritarian rule. The power of this particular symbol to create a common, unifying bond in the fight for good."
Available sizes: 16x20in (40.6x50.8cm) or 18x24in (45.7x61cm)