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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

'Jedes Leben ist kostbar.'

'Every life is precious.'

If you haven't seen it already, watch Sophie Scholl: Die letzten Tagen. This does what it says on the tin: depicts the last few days in the life of Sophie Scholl, part of the 'White Rose' group who spread anti-Nazi material in Munich in 1942-3. It is a very fine study in heroism, goodness and purity. It is also, it seemed to me, a terrible indictment of our own culture, which has given in to relativism and which ceases to affirm the value of every human life.

More on the 'White Rose' at the 'White Rose Foundation' website.