SOPHIE SCHOLL.

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Peter Gourfain

Artist's Biography

Sophie Scholl.

Eight woodcuts, 2007
Paper size 20 x 15" (508 x 381 mm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 51584
Price: $3,500.00
Publisher :
All prints signed, and titled in pencil. Titles "Sophie Scholl at the Munich Railway station." "Printing the leaflets." "Distributing them at the University." "A Synopsis of the 6 leaflets." "Interrogation." "Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, & Christoph Probst." "A last embrace." "On the way to execution." Members of the White Rose, Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans, and Christopher Probst, were caught, tried, and executed for writing, printing, and distributing leaflets in 1942-43 opposing the Nazi regime and the war. On the way to the guillotine, she said "What a beautiful day, and I must leave. But how many have to die on the battlefields, how many young lives full of hope. . .What does my death matter if thousands are shaken up and aroused by our activities!"Inscribed "A.P." 20th Century Subjects , Historical , World War II

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