In the summer of 1942, the voice of the White Rose could barely be heard. The students distributed no more than 100 copies of each leaflet – painfully typing by hand (with carbon copies), or running off a few dozen more on a slow, hand-cranked duplicating machine.
But in November of that year, a businessman named Eugen Grimminger, together with his assistant Tilly Hahn and some of their colleagues, assembled the funds needed to supply the students in Munich with paper, envelopes, high-end duplicating machines, and money for stamps and train travel. Only then could the friends we know as the White Rose amp up their efforts. They mailed and handed out around 10,000 each of Leaflets Five and Six.
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