Monday, June 26, 2017

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


He was the member of white Rose, a Nazi resistance organization in 1942...43. He was drafted into German army during WW II and saw action on eastern front against Russians. He saw the mass killing of Russian prisoners and civilians and developed hatred to Nazism. After he was released from army, he went to university at Munich to study medicine. He along with professor Kurt Huber wrote the fifth pamphlet denouncing the war, mass killings, murder of Jews. and these were distributed in Austrian cities Gestapo was after him and after the arrest of Hans Scholl and others. He went into hiding trying to escape to Switzerland. But he was arrested from an air strike protection shelter on 24 February 1943 and was tried by people's court along with Prof Kurt Huber . They were sentenced to death for high treason. They were guillotined on 19 April 1943

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