The Socol Speaker Series
“We Will Not Be Silent,” their wartime leaflets declared, “We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!”
Using stirring theme music, powerful images and suspenseful storytelling, Dr. Newborn recounts how Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans—former fanatical Hitler Youth leaders— transformed to become the greatest heroes of the German anti-Nazi resistance. They would go on to lead the only public protest by Germans against Nazism ever to be staged.
Relating the White Rose story to today’s most compelling current events and global issues – from America’s crisis of democracy and the rise of antisemitism to the Mid-East conflict, China, LGBTQ rights, murderous attacks on environmental activists, the Ukraine War and more – he presents an array of inspiring “White Rosers” today, abroad and at home, who risk themselves for freedom and our shared humanity.
Join us and Dr. Jud Newborn in the Extended Social Hall to hear this story as we reflect on how we can follow their example to combat antisemitism in our community and beyond.
Register for this presentation and receive discounted tickets for an upcoming event! See below for more information.
Please note, the “We Will Not Be Silent” presentation is a separate event. If you have questions, please contact Andrea Kay at (786) 364-9418 or [email protected].
Featuring Dr. Jud Newborn
Jud Newborn (born in 1952), is a New York-based author, lecturer, cultural anthropologist and curator. A pioneer in the creation of Holocaust museums, he helped build New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage, serving as its Founding Historian and curator. He is known for his co-authored book, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, an account of the history of the White Rose, a group formed in part by German Christian students—some former Hitler Youth fanatics—who were part of the German anti-Nazi resistance (Wikipedia).
Save the Date!
Witness a powerful dramatized retelling of this incredible story as GableStage Presents “We Will Not Be Silent” by David Myers.
PERFORMANCES JANUARY 7—29, 2023
Registrants for the Dr. Jud Newborn’s presentation with the Socol Speaker Series will receive a special discount code for tickets to the Gablestage production of “We Will Not Be Silent.” See above for the link to Dr. Newborn’s presentation on Thursday, January 19th, and receive discounted tickets to the Gablestage production.
For more information, contact Andrea Kay at [email protected].