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‘White Rose’ resistance fighters feted in White Rose City: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – March 24, 2011

This York, Pa. Daily Record/Sunday News video tells about an exhibit detailing a World War II resistance movement against the Nazis. The display at York Suburban High School consists of a series of 45 panels of photographs and information telling the story of sister and brother Sophie and Hans Scholl, leaders of a movement to opposing Hitler and the Nazis in World War II. According to a news release, the Scholls, operating under the name of the “Weisse Rose” or White Rose, were arrested at the University of Munich, found guilty of treason and executed. It’s just coincidental that this White Rose group is being honored in the White Rose City, York, Pa. Also of interest: Holocaust sculpture a York County must-see and Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York and The Tuleyas of York and Millersville, Pa.: A love story, not baseballs and hand grenades

Neat stuff from all over … .
I asked York County Register of Wills Brad Jacobs recently whether he had a kinsman in Bedford, Pa., Shannon Jacobs, proprietor of the Jean Bonnet’s Tavern.
Both families are from the Dover area… .
“That’s about right.”

Brad wasn’t sure about that link. But he noted that Heinrich Jacobs, his ancestor, was born in 1690 in Dusseldorf, Germany, and settled in York County.
Heinrich, who died in 1773, immigrated on the ship “Dragon.”
William Penn’s family came over on the ship “Welcome.”
He noted the the names of the two ships kind of separate the Jacobs and Penn’s families.
To which, I answered:
“Let’s see: the fiery Jacobs clan vs. the tranquil Quaker Penns.
Recommended website of the day: Ydr.com’s sister site, inyork.com, is revamped and relaunched featuring very local news – which the news business calls hyperlocal – about communities throughout York County. Check it out. Yorkblogger Joan Concilio is the force behind this effort, and her Only York blog is playing a key role in covering communities through York County.
Blog post of the day: Yorkblogger June Lloyd writes about 19th-century artist/engraver William Wagner–York’s Renaissance Man.

Forum of the day: Exchangers are discussing the potentially free trolley car – or at least a bus dressed up as such.
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