In 1941, at the age of 20, Sophie Scholl was not convinced that the Nazi state was criminal.
“Duty weighed more than freedom,” says Zoske.
Like the officers of July 20, Scholl was fascinated by the revolutionary, youthful impetus of the Nazis.
She joined the “Bund Deutscher Mädel” early on and did not leave it until 1941, as an adult, which was unusual.
The young woman with the androgynous short haircut already looked like a boy as a child, was wiry, of "boyish boldness", while her little brother Werner with blond curls was mistaken for "a girl", as Inge Scholl writes. Sophie was not "girlish", but boyish and daring, climbed the treetops and rocks and liked to swim in raging rivers. Brother Hans raved about his sister's “royal” demeanor.