During his reign Adolf Hitler enjoyed a remarkable degree of popularity among Germans, thanks in part to a masterful propaganda campaign and the Gestapo's uncompromising suppression of any criticism. Despite this, opposition to the Fuhrer and his regime did exist within Nazi Germany. The White Rose was a non-violent resistance group that engaged in an anonymous leaflet and graffiti protests, calling for the youth to take down the government. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. the Webster Film Series screens Sophie Scholl: The Final Days in Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487 or www.webster.edu/filmseries). The 2005 film tells the true story of a 21-year-old White Rose member who became a hero in death. Director Marc Rothemund uncovered the long-lost records of Scholl's betrayal, capture and sentencing, then used them to re-create the last six days of Scholl's life. Tickets are $4 to $6.
Tue., April 29, 7:30 p.m., 2014