Berlin (AP) - On the 100th birthday of Sophie Scholl (1921-1943), a stamp commemorates the fighter against National Socialism.

Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) presented the stamp in Berlin on Thursday.

At the same time, Scholz opened an exhibition on Scholl's life at the Holocaust memorial, as announced by the International Auschwitz Committee.

At the fence of the Lower Saxony state representation, Scholl is remembered in quotes and photos.

Sophie Scholl's sentences are supplemented by contemporary quotes from a Holocaust survivor and a young woman who is involved in youth representation and memorial work at Volkswagen AG.

The student Sophie Scholl was sentenced to death by Nazi judges on February 22, 1943 for her participation in the White Rose resistance group with her brother Hans Scholl and executed on the same day.


The International Auschwitz Committee criticized people in Germany who compare their living situation with that of Sophie Scholl.

The executive vice president, Christoph Heubner of the «Funke» media group, said that this was an abomination and self-centered presumption for those who thought about the Holocaust.

"Sophie Scholl remains a thorn in the flesh of the Germans (...)", says Heubner.

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