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February 18, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Vasil Levski, Die Weiße Rose, Willem Maris

On the 18th of February –

In 1873 Bulgarian revolutionary Vasil Levski (Васил Левски) is executed by the Ottoman authorities in Sofia.
Here is his main revolutionary pamphlet from 1871:
Levski's Ordinance

Die Weiße Rose, a small student resistance group in Nazi-Germany, is arrested in 1943. Their most important ‘crime’: distributing a number of pamphlets telling the truth about the nazi crimes. The main members were subsequently executed, the most famous of them are Sophie and Hans Scholl:
Scholl, SophieScholl, Hans

Dutch painter Willem Maris is born in 1844. Here is a portrait of him by colleague Jan Veth:
Portret van de schilder Willem Maris
And here is one of Maris’ own drawings:
Willem Maris, Landschap, s.d., pentekening op papier.
And a painting, from a British collection (McManus Galleries):
Young Girl in a Dutch Landscape Alternative Title: Dutch Girl

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