Edelweiss Pirates

by Chris Bertram on November 10, 2004

Deutsche Welle has “an interesting article”:http://www.deutsche-welle.de/dw/article/0,1564,1391096,00.html about the Edelweiss Pirates, an anti-Nazi German youth movement whose members carried out numerous low-level acts of resistance and defiance during the war. “A feature film”:http://www.palladiofilm.de/palladio/englisch/projekte-e.htm about their exploits played at the Montreal film festival in September.



Joe O 11.10.04 at 7:09 pm

One of the scary things about totalitarian societies is how most people, including myself, don’t have the personality to resist them. The people who do often appear anti-social or eccentric because they just don’t respond to authority and peer pressure as much as other people do. Most people’s ethical behavior depends upon being in a relatively ethical society. We are pretty lucky.


abb1 11.10.04 at 8:38 pm

Interesting: it appears that you deleted troll’s comment, the counter is set back to 1, but I still see it. Unless I hit the “Preview” button – then it’s gone. You may have a problem with the way cache is configured for your web server.


Snowball 11.11.04 at 6:19 am

When I was in high school, some friends of mine formed a band called The Edelweiss Pirates. Later on, when they were gigging and trying to get noticed, they changed the name to just Edelweiss, because they thought it sounded more cool.

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