The mission of the White Rose Foundation membership association is to commemorate the White Rose’s resistance against National Socialism, to honor that resistance and its participants, as well as to promote civic courage, individual responsibility and democratic consciousness in our present day.
Our permanent exhibition on the White Rose, the ‘DenkStätte Weiße Rose’ memorial in Munich, as well as our travelling exhibitions, events and educational historical projects provide information on the student circle of friends that was the White Rose and their resistance against the National Socialist (NS) dictatorship. A special concern of ours is to make the White Rose’s legacy meaningful in our day and time.
The White Rose Foundation was established in 1987 by members and family of the resistance group and other supporters.
The White Rose Foundation is a registered non-profit membership association that is supported by numerous friends and patrons. It receives public funding through a community of ‘White Rose cities’ (Munich, Hamburg, Saarbrücken, Freiburg, Ulm, Berlin, and Gräfelfing) and the Bavarian Ministry of Education and Culture. Aside from that, it relies on donations to be able to carry through its mission.
The Circle of Friends and Patrons
The Foundation’s office is located within Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU).
For an overview of our activities over the past years, please see our activity reports below (German only):