Part of the White Rose Monument at the University, dedicated to students Hans and Sophie Scholl and multiple others who resisted the Nazi regime by distributing leaflets as members of the White Rose Society. They were executed by guillotine in 1943.
Text from Leaflet #2:
After all, Hitler states in an early edition of "his" book ... 'It is unbelievable, to what extent one must betray a people in order to rule it.' If at the start this cancerous growth in the nation was not particularly noticeable, it was only because there were still enough forces at work that operated for the good, so that it was kept under control.
As it grew larger, however, and finally in an ultimate spurt of growth attained ruling power, the tumor broke open, as it were, and infected the whole body. The greater part of its former opponents went into hiding. The German intellectuals fled to their cellars, there, like plants struggling in the dark, away from light and sun, gradually to choke to death. Now the end is at hand. Now it is our task to find one another again, to spread information from person to person, to keep a steady purpose, and to allow ourselves no rest until the last man is persuaded of the urgent need of his struggle against this system." #whiterose #whiterosemonument #munich