22 Feb

White Rose Memorial Lecture

Opening hours / Beginning:

10:45 pm

22 February 2022


22 February at 10:45 p.m. and 23 February at 3 p.m. on ARD alpha
Lecture poster

In 1943, the members of the inner circle of the White Rose were condemned to death and executed. The Annual White Rose Memorial Lecture honors the courageous example set by the resistance group.

"Therefore, each of us must in these final hours consciously acknowledge the responsibility, as members of Europe's Christian culture, to do everything possible to oppose this scourge of humanity, to oppose fascism and all related systems based on an absolutist conception of the State." (Quotation from the first protest leaflet written and printed by the White Rose)

This year's White Rose Lecture will be given by Dr. Katja Wildermuth, Director of Bayerischer Rundfunk, on the topic of "social cohesion and media responsibility".

The memorial lecture will be broadcast on 22 February 2022 at 10:45 p.m. (in German) on ARD alpha and will also be available in the ARD Mediathek and in the Newsroom of LMU Munich. The recording takes place in the White Rose Memorial (without an audience).

Further information about the White Rose and the memorial lecture can be found on the website of the memorial place DenkStätte Weiße Rose Site.

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