|Birth: ||May 5, 1881|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 1958, Germany|
Magdelana Müller was born in the city of Künzelsau and became a sister in a Lutheran nursing order in 1904. She first served as a nurse in the community, then took care of wounded during World War I. She met Robert Scholl in the military hospital where she served, they married and had six children: Inge (1917–1998), Hans (1918–1943), Elisabeth (1920–), Sophie (1921–1943), Werner (1922–1944), and Thilde (1925–1926). They eventually settled in the city of Ulm.
Magdalena and Robert Scholl had liberal, Christian and democratic views and were against the Nazi regime from the beginning. She stood by her family as first Robert was put in prison and lost his job after being denounced by someone for "treachery". The next shock came with the arrest, trial and execution of her children Hans and Sophie and their friends in the White Rose resistance group.
In a moving clemency appeal to the court, she not only asked for mercy for her children, but also for their friend Christoph Probst. The three were executed that same day. The rest of the family (except for son Werner who was fighting on the front) came into "protective custody" for six months. Later they were subjected to hate tirades in the newspapers, and denunciations, insults, and hostility from the citizens of Ulm.
After the war, her husband Robert became mayor of Ulm and engaged in political activities. Magdalena Scholl stood by her family, stayed with her convictions and endured all the hardships, without becoming bitter.
(Translated and summarized from "Gerechte der Pflege", a Creative Commons site "dedicated to those in the nursing profession who in the midst of the Nazi terror kept the belief in compassionate care for all people alive for future generations." http://www.gerechte-der-pflege.net/wiki/index.php/Hauptseite )
Robert Scholl (1891 - 1973)
Hans Scholl (1918 - 1943)*
Sophie Magdalena Scholl (1921 - 1943)*
Friedhof am Perlacher Forst
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Plot: Section 73, row 1, grave 18/19
Created by: BobP
Record added: Jun 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91553474
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