The following is an excerpt from the "Postscript" to Chapter One of the academic version of Ruth Sachs' White Rose History, Volume I: Coming Together (January 31, 1933 - April 30, 1942). It allows insight into the manner in which she has undertaken her research
If you are reading this, chances are good that you will not be content with a superficial narrative of any historical text. You love the nitty-gritty. If you had your way, you would not even be reading this book. You’d rather be sitting in the Bundesarchiv
in Berlin, poring over all 5,000 pages of Gestapo interrogation transcripts for yourself.
For you, therefore, I will explain three aspects of our work that can give you a greater understanding of the pages that follow: Our purpose
, our preparation
, and our methodology