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Film about White Rose Resistance Movement in Nazi Germany to be Screened at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 15, 2014

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Filmmaker Peter Logue will screen and lead a discussion of his film, The Search for the White Rose, at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Tuesday, October 23 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge (SC136). The College’s Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Communication Arts’ Cinematheque Series are co-sponsors of the event.

The film focuses on a small group of German students who formed a clandestine resistance group and movement against the Nazis in 1942 at the height of World War II. The group was later known as “The White Rose.” The movement included students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. It later included students from Hamburg, Freiburg, Berlin and Vienna. At great risk, “White Rose” members transported and mailed leaflets that denounced the regime.

The film explores the legacy of this movement on the current generation of German students. The film asks viewers to consider the actions of the students and asks “what would I have done?”

Peter Logue made The Search for the White Rose while a student at the University of Connecticut. He earned his bachelor of arts in 2013. Since then, Logue founded Quietside Productions. The company is planning to make a documentary on the role of street art in the cultural revitalization of East London over the past decade.

The screening and presentation are free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 201.684.7409. Visit the Gross Center at


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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