The White Rose was a student resistance group organized in Nazi Germany, for the purpose of resisting the Hitler regime. They engaged in passive resistance by distributing anonymous pamphlets denouncing Hitler and his works. The group was organized by Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, and Christoph Probst. Hans and Sophie were brother and sister, children of Robert Scholl, a successful local politician and staunch opponent of Hitler. He encouraged his children to think for themselves. The group successfully distributed six pamphlets and were in the process of preparing a seventh, when they were caught by Gestapo, tried, and executed.