Sophie Scholl Society Brochure

Download and print a copy of the Sophie Scholl Society brochure. The brochure includes a membership form along with sample bequest language.


Alice L. Samson Legacy

After losing her entire family as victims in the Holocaust, Alice L. Samson found herself an orphan. Alice endured perilous trials over a three year period in her attempt to escape Europe, finally making her way to Southern California in pursuit of freedom and a new life. Holocaust education was a constant passion in Alice’s life. She was very active in the community and met frequently with other survivors in Southern California. Alice’s devotion to the mission of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) inspired her to become a member of the Sophie Scholl Society and include the Museum in her will with a bequest of $1 million in support of free education. Alice wanted to make sure the Museum would remain free. Alice Samson’s bequest demonstrates the power of planned giving. Anyone can make a difference by leaving a legacy to impact future generations. No matter the size, your gift will help ensure that the Museum remains free and continues to educate underserved communities and underfunded schools.


Honoring Sophie Scholl

The Sophie Scholl Society honors the life, courage and accomplishments in resistance of the late Sophie Magdalena Scholl. Sophie was a German student, active within the White Rose, a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. Sophie, her brother Hans and their friend, Christoph Probst co-authored six anti-Nazi political resistance leaflets and encouraged Germans to passively resist the Nazis.

Sophie and other White Rose members were arrested for distributing the six leaflets at the University of Munich in February of 1943 and sentenced to death for crimes of treason. After her death the documents were smuggled out of Germany where Allied Forces air dropped millions of leaflets all over Germany in 1943 continuing the fight against the Nazis.

Holocaust Education continues the resistance work of Sophie Scholl by ensuring that future generations learn about the atrocities of the Holocaust and how the Nazis came to power. You can create your own legacy by investing in the future of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust through a bequest, beneficiary designation or other giving options.

Ways to Create a Legacy



You may include Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) as a beneficiary of your will for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate or as a contingent beneficiary. Bequests made to Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust qualify for the estate tax charitable deduction and membership to the exclusive, Sophie Scholl Society (Bequests of $10,000 or more qualify for Major Donor recognition and benefits). Join today using our Sophie Scholl Society Membership Form.

Bequests of $250,000 or more qualify for endowed naming opportunities. Please contact the Development Department for more information about creating your named legacy.

When your attorney drafts your will, we suggest using the following language:

“I give to Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, a California not-for-profit organization with its principal offices at 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles CA 90036 [(the sum of $__) or (all or __% of my residuary estate)] to be used for its general purposes.”

Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of real estate to Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust can be beneficial for your financial planning. In many cases, the value of your property has significantly appreciated in value and its sale would incur a sizable taxable gain.

By gifting real estate to LAMOTH, you could avoid capital gains taxes while simultaneously receiving a tax deduction for the full and fair market value of your property.

Gifts of Life Insurance Policies and Retirement Plans

Naming Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy is easy regardless if you have your own policy or a policy through your employer. You may also consider naming the Museum as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other qualified retirement plan helping you avoid substantial income and estate taxes.


For more information, contact the Development Department at  or (323) 456-5078.


LAMOTH is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, federal tax ID 46-0503824.

All donations are tax deductible.