Well written and all sadly apt, Professor. But I think you're wrong about the White Rose movement, which was active in 1942-43, more or less at the same time as the worst depths of Nazi persecution and genocide. Not that this in any way detracts from the heroism of those luminous young people.
Reformists are in the lead in Iranian parliamentary elections (dpa)
from the article: Israel’s Greatest Loss: Its Moral Imagination