Icon of St. Alexander Schmorell - 20th c. - (1AL22)

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Commemorated July 13


The Holy Martyr Alexander Schmorell (now also Alexander of Munich) was a medical student during World War II and one of the founding members of the anti-Nazi group, the White Rose. Along with the other members of the White Rose, he tried to rally popular support amongst Germans to try to resist Hitler and the Nazi regime. He was arrested in February 1943, and was executed on July 13, 1943, at Stadelheim Prison in Munich. On 5 February 2012, he was glorified at the Church of the Holy New-Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Munich, Germany. 

For more information about St. Alexander see: http://orthodoxwiki.org/Alexander_Schmorell