Exhibition dedicated to New Martyr Alexander Schmorell opens in Bavaria

Munich, November 28, 2013

The mobile exhibition "Alexander Schmorell—the Russian soul of "White rose", organized by the Munich "Der Weiße Rose Stiftung e.V" foundation, has opened in the Bavarian State Library (die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek), reports the library's website.

Six exhibition stands relate the life of one of the members of the anti-fascist students' resistance group Alexander Schmorell (1917-1943), who was canonized in 2012 by the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia.

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the forthcoming launching of a book by an author from Orenburg, Igor Khramov, The Russian Soul of the White Rose, translated into German in the Helios-Verlag publishing house. The new publication was to be launched in the evening of November 29 in one of the library's reading halls.

This year, the 70th anniversary of the execution of St. Alexander Schmorell, a student of the University of Munich and native of Orenburg, is commemorated.

The director general of the Bavarian State Library Dr. Rolf Griebel, first chairwoman of the "White rose" foundation Dr. Hildegard Kronawitter and others are to speak at the book launch.

At the book fair that took place in Frankfurt am Main this year, five books about New Martyr Alexander of Munich in Russian and German were launched.



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