I do not usually watch anything on TV, especially a movie between the times of 6 to 8pm.
That's the time I am trying to come up with something called dinner. Or what passes for dinner - that looks like I spent the whole day lovingly preparing it for my family. Sorta justifies my existence in the family. Homemakers everywhere will know what I am trying to say.
I only meant to switch on the TV to catch the horrific news on Gaza but the TV happened to be on the channel with this movie.
So, due to watching "Sophie Scholl - The Final Days" a German movie (with English subtitles lah), I totally ignored cooking dinner (& thus jeopardizing my existence as HomeMaker) until after 8pm.
I figured that God must want me to watch this movie - which is the exact excuse I gave to the family when dinner was served at 9pm! ("Talk to God, not me, ok?")
This movie is truly worth watching. The lumps in my throat. The speeches & conviction makes one think. It is as applicable now as it was during WW2.
In short, Sophie (21yrs old) & her brother & friends were executed for acts of treason in Germany during 1943.
They were anti-Nazi & wrote propaganda to encourage the Germans to be passive about the war & Hitler. When asked why (when she can get out of this mess by denouncing the others & disassociating herself) she would risk her life to break the law, her reply was "Laws can change, CONSCIENCE does not"
I strongly encourage you to watch this award winning movie made in 2005. Donwload it. Buy it. Whatever. Get the Kleenex ready but it is NOT the typical Holocaust movie. It answers the question of "Why did all the Germans not react to the horrors of Hitler?"
Paula sweetie - YOU will love it.
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