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Munich, 1942. War rages across Europe. After nearly a decade of Nazi rule, Hitler is at the height of his power. Any form of opposition is unimaginably dangerous. Anyone who dares to oppose the regime risks imprisonment, deportation, and even death. To stand up and speak out would take incredible strength and courage. There were some willing to take that risk.

Brought to you by SANSARA and the White Rose Project, Traces of the White Rose is a podcast series telling the story of the White Rose resistance: five students and a professor who stood up to Nazism and paid with their lives. Through newly-translated letters, diaries and resistance pamphlets, hosts Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd trace the story of the White Rose resisters in their own words, alongside powerful and moving choral music by English and German composers from SANSARA’s acclaimed album 'Traces'.

The series was made with support from the University of Oxford’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, the Higher Education and Innovation Fund, and the Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund.

White Rose Project webpage: http://whiteroseproject.seh.ox.ac.uk/
SANSARA choir homepage: https://www.sansarachoir.com/
'Traces' album listening link: https://platoon.lnk.to/traces
Full credits, references, transcript: https://www.sansarachoir.com/towr-podcast

Traces of the White Rose Oxford University

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Munich, 1942. War rages across Europe. After nearly a decade of Nazi rule, Hitler is at the height of his power. Any form of opposition is unimaginably dangerous. Anyone who dares to oppose the regime risks imprisonment, deportation, and even death. To stand up and speak out would take incredible strength and courage. There were some willing to take that risk.

Brought to you by SANSARA and the White Rose Project, Traces of the White Rose is a podcast series telling the story of the White Rose resistance: five students and a professor who stood up to Nazism and paid with their lives. Through newly-translated letters, diaries and resistance pamphlets, hosts Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd trace the story of the White Rose resisters in their own words, alongside powerful and moving choral music by English and German composers from SANSARA’s acclaimed album 'Traces'.

The series was made with support from the University of Oxford’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, the Higher Education and Innovation Fund, and the Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund.

White Rose Project webpage: http://whiteroseproject.seh.ox.ac.uk/
SANSARA choir homepage: https://www.sansarachoir.com/
'Traces' album listening link: https://platoon.lnk.to/traces
Full credits, references, transcript: https://www.sansarachoir.com/towr-podcast

    Legacies

    Legacies

    In this final episode, Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd explore the enduring legacies of the White Rose, with contributions from students, academics, and authors working on this remarkable resistance group. “They had integrity, they stood up for what they believed in, even when they knew the tremendous risks that faced them in doing so. They demonstrated tremendous courage.” – Rebecca Donner, author of All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days (2021)

    This episode features choral music by Johannes Brahms.

    Created by Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd
    Produced by Tom Herring, Robin Davis, Maddy Morris
    Edited and mixed by Tom Herring
    Interviewees: Rebecca Donner, Rachel Herring, Lydia Ludlow, Jud Newborn, George Newton, Stephani Richards-Wilson
    Music from SANSARA’s album Traces, available on all streaming platforms
    Artwork by Masha Krivopishina

    Made with support from the University of Oxford’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, the Higher Education and Innovation Fund, and the Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund.

    Full credits and transcripts available here: https://www.sansarachoir.com/towr-podcast

    • 15 min
    Part Three - Not In Vain

    Part Three - Not In Vain

    In Part Three, Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd explore the final days of the White Rose resisters with poignant excerpts from their last letters to their loved ones. “Dear Clara! Death parts us just at the moment when we are closest… Be proud that you are playing your part in the fight for a new Germany. You are heroes just like the women and children who lost their fathers at the Front.” - Kurt Huber, 1943.

    This episode features choral music by Cecilia McDowall, Philip Moore, Ethel Smyth and Piers Connor Kennedy.

    Created by Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd
    Produced by Tom Herring, Robin Davis, Maddy Morris
    Edited and mixed by Tom Herring and Ben Tomlin
    Actors: Gina Jamieson, James Bradwell, Sebastian Humphreys, Sam Hill, Elliot Liburd
    Translations by members of the White Rose Project at the University of Oxford
    Music from SANSARA’s album Traces, available on all streaming platforms
    Artwork by Masha Krivopishina

    Made with support from the University of Oxford’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, the Higher Education and Innovation Fund, and the Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund.

    Full credits and transcripts available here: https://www.sansarachoir.com/towr-podcast

    • 26 min
    Part Two - Your Bad Conscience

    Part Two - Your Bad Conscience

    In Part Two, Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd dive deeper into the resistance writings of the White Rose, and find out what happened to Sophie and Hans Scholl following their arrest by the Gestapo. “Every word is scrutinised before it’s even spoken, in case there is even a hint of ambiguity about it. Our trust in other people has to give way to mistrust and caution.” - Sophie Scholl (1942).

    This episode features choral music by Max Reger, Rudolf Mauersberger, Peter Cornelius and Cecilia McDowall.

    Created by Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd
    Produced by Tom Herring, Robin Davis, Maddy Morris
    Edited and mixed by Tom Herring and Ben Tomlin
    Actors: Gina Jamieson, James Bradwell, Sebastian Humphreys, Sam Hill, Elliot Liburd
    Translations by members of the White Rose Project at the University of Oxford
    Music from SANSARA’s album Traces, available on all streaming platforms
    Artwork by Masha Krivopishina

    Made with support from the University of Oxford’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, the Higher Education and Innovation Fund, and the Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund.

    Full credits and transcripts available here: https://www.sansarachoir.com/towr-podcast

    • 26 min
    Part One - Out Of Reach

    Part One - Out Of Reach

    In Part One, Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd take us into the world of the White Rose. We’ll find out who they were, how they were connected, and unpack the question of what led them to resist and ultimately risk everything. “...soon there won’t be anything but politics, and as long as politics is this confused and evil, turning away from it would be cowardly.” - Sophie Scholl (1940).

    This episode features choral music by Paul Ben-Haim, Heinrich Schütz, Philip Moore and Max Reger.

    Created by Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd
    Produced by Tom Herring, Robin Davis, Maddy Morris
    Edited and mixed by Tom Herring and Ben Tomlin
    Actors: Gina Jamieson, James Bradwell, Sebastian Humphreys, Sam Hill, Elliot Liburd
    Translations by members of the White Rose Project at the University of Oxford
    Music from SANSARA’s album Traces, available on all streaming platforms
    Artwork by Masha Krivopishina

    Made with support from the University of Oxford’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, the Higher Education and Innovation Fund, and the Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund.

    Full credits and transcripts available here: https://www.sansarachoir.com/towr-podcast

    • 29 min
    Traces of the White Rose: Introduction

    Traces of the White Rose: Introduction

    Hosts Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd set out what to expect from the series, and introduce the history of the White Rose resistance: five students and a professor who stood up to Nazism and paid with their lives. “There is no punishment on this earth that would do justice to the crimes of Hitler and his inner circle. But out of love for the coming generations, an example must be set…so that no one will ever feel even the slightest inclination to commit such acts again…” - Pamphlets of the White Rose IV.

    Munich, 1942. War rages across Europe. After nearly a decade of Nazi rule, Hitler is at the height of his power. Anyone who dares to oppose the regime risks imprisonment, deportation, and even death. Any form of opposition is unimaginably dangerous. To stand up and speak out would take incredible strength and courage. There were some willing to take that risk.

    Created and presented by Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd
    Produced by Tom Herring, Robin Davis, Maddy Morris
    Edited and mixed by Tom Herring and Ben Tomlin
    Actors: Gina Jamieson, James Bradwell, Sebastian Humphreys, Sam Hill, Elliot Liburd
    Translations by members of the White Rose Project at the University of Oxford
    Music from SANSARA’s album Traces, available on all streaming platforms
    Artwork by Masha Krivopishina

    Made with support from the University of Oxford’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, the Higher Education and Innovation Fund, and the Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund.

    Full credits and transcripts available here: https://www.sansarachoir.com/towr-podcast

    • 12 min

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