Kurt Huber

German folk song researcher, professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, member of the White Rose (1893-1943)

Kurt Huber (October 24, 1898–July 13, 1943) was the last of the main members to join the White Rose Resistance group.[1] Huber, along with Hans Scholl, Alexander Schmorell, Christoph Probst, Willi Graf, and Sophie Scholl, wrote pamphlets criticizing Hitler and Nazi Germany.[2] Kurt Huber was the sole author of the sixth (and final) leaflet.[3] Starting on February 18, 1943, the six main members of the White Rose we systematically captured by the Gestapo. At Kurt Huber’s trial on April 19, 1943, Professor Huber, as well as Willi Graf and Alexander Schmorell, were sentenced to death. (Sophie, Hans, and Christoph had already been put to death on February 22, 1943.)[1] Kurt Huber was executed on July 13, 1943. After his death the sixth pamphlet, which Huber wrote almost exclusively, was smuggled into Great Britain, where it was copied en masse and thrown down on Germany from Allied Planes in July 1943.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Frey, Reed (2019). "Conscience before Conformity: Hans and Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Resistance in Nazi Germany by Paul Shrimpton". Newman Studies Journal. 16 (1): 124–125. doi:10.1353/nsj.2019.0012. ISSN 2153-6945. S2CID 201765330.
  2. 1917-1998., Scholl, Inge (2011). The White Rose : Munich, 1942-1943. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0-8195-7272-1. OCLC 767498250. {{cite book}}: |last= has numeric name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Stern, Fritz; Hanser, Richard (1979). "A Noble Treason: The Revolt of the Munich Students against Hitler". Foreign Affairs. 58 (2): 426. doi:10.2307/20040455. ISSN 0015-7120. JSTOR 20040455.