SIX AGAINST TYRANNY. by Inge Scholl, translated by Cyprus Brooks (John Murray, Rs. 6d.).
EXTRACTS from the sermons of Cardinal Von Galen of Miinster, appearing mysteriously in letter-boxes during Hitler's long reign of terror in Germany provided food for thought to these six young people who eventually faced death for their Faith and their freedom. These sermons gave inspiration to stand against the indoctrination they themselves had experienced in the Hitler Youth.
This hook is unlike many other volumes on the second World War, different from the endless accounts which have appeared about Nazi Germany. It is short, it is unpretentious. it is completely sincere, it is terrifying. but it is also edifying to see the struggle of these young men and women, believing in God and standing even unto death for their belief and their freedom.
It is a most moving book throughout, but the simple acceptance of the death sentence by young Sophie Scholl is, perhaps, one of the most memorable moments: " Mother said again. trying to offer some support: 'There's Jesus, Sophie.' and she answered, firm, serious, as though commanding: Yes, and for you, too.' "