Law School film club, Reel Law, screening of film Sophie Scholl: The Last Days, 20 February 2018

Leicester Law School screening of film on execution of students in February 1943 for distribution of anti-war leaflets

To mark the 75th anniversary of her execution on 22 February 1943, Reel Law is proud to present Sophie Scholl: The Final Days. The film re-creates the last six days in the life of Scholl, an activist in The White Rose, the underground student resistance group which invoked human rights in its opposition to the Nazi regime. Following conviction for treason after distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich, Scholl and her brother were executed by guillotine. This film will appeal to anyone interested in criminal law, human rights, student activism and the operation of law in totalitarian regimes.

The screening will be followed by a brief talk from Leicester Law School’s Dr Ed Bates. This will then be followed by an informal reception where attendees are welcome to stay for a glass of wine and informal chat after the screening. The screening is generously sponsored by Howes Percival.

Details

Open to: Free and open to all
Date and time: Tuesday 20 February, 6:00pm–8:00pm 
Location: Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 3 (Maps and directions)
Contact: alan.desmond@le.ac.uk

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