11 August 1917 - 4 September 1998
Inge Aicher-Scholl, 81, a
champion of nonviolence whose siblings were murdered by the Nazis in 1943,
died in Germany Friday of complications from cancer. A tireless teacher
and spokeswoman against violence, Mrs. Aicher-Scholl wrote several books
on an anti-Nazi student group in Munich known as the "White Rose," which
was led by her siblings, Hans and Sophie Scholl. After the Nazis murdered
the two, they also jailed Mrs. Aicher-Scholl, her parents and her other
sister for several months. After the war, Mrs. Aicher-Scholl and some friends, including
her future husband, designer Otl Aicher, founded a school in the city of
Ulm for adult education and art. Mrs. Aicher-Scholl headed the school from
1946 to 1974. In the 1980s, she gained notoriety through her work in the
peace movement, resisting the stationing of U.S. nuclear missiles in Germany.
In 1985, she was arrested for taking part in a sit-in at the American Pershing
II missile base at the southern town of Mutlangen.