In history class it was mainly about individual people and the perpetrator’s point of view. Society, however, was left out of these stories. Only when I came to a new school, my perspective changed. The name of the school was “Geschwister Scholl” and was dedicated to the memory of the resistance group of the so-called Weiße Rose (White Rose). We talked a lot about it and it was only then that I really realized that these were young people, some of them as old as me, who had actively opposed the Nazi regime. We then often ask ourselves the question: and what about the rest? What did they do and what would I have done in that time?
Dilan from Sri Lanka went to school in Italy. He sent us a voice message.
John is from Columbia. He answered our question via WhatsApp.
Lassaad is from Tunisia. He answered our question via WhatsApp:
“We didn’t learn that much about it, except in history class. There were only reports about which major countries were involved, the subject of racism etc. was not mentioned at all. I was only able to learn more about it in Germany, e.g. details and the effect on our present day. In Tunisia there is hardly anything about it, no commemoration days or something similar.”