Hans Scholl
(September 22, 1918 - February 22, 1943) was a German
student and Christian anti-Nazi political activist, He was
founding member of the White Rose resistance movement in
Nazi Germany. The White Rose was a non-violent,
intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of
students from the University of Munich and their philosophy
professor. The group became known for an anonymous
leaflet and graffiti campaign, lasting from June 1942 until
February 1943, that called for active opposition to Adolf
Hitler's regime.

Painting Analysis by Justin Emmons & Annie Henley,
students at Texas A&M University:
Hans and Sophie's faces are both emanating into light from
the background of darkness, portrayed by the lighter
palette. It appears that the paintings portray the timeless
war between light and darkness with light symbolizing the
virtue of their anti-Nazi, White Rose mission and the
darkness providing an objectification of the Gestapo and
Third Reich. One must also examine the stoicism in their
eyes as they stand defiant and steadfast against the evils
of Hitler's regime.