Pics or it never happened

Ordinary people. Courage to say no.
 The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the  launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to  give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. He had already  been in trouble with the authorities, having been sentenced to two years  hard labor for marrying a Jewish woman.
 We know little else about  August Landmesser, except that he had two children. By pure chance, one  of his children recognized her father in this photo when it was  published in a German newspaper in 1991. How proud she must have been in  that moment.

Ordinary people. Courage to say no.


The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. He had already been in trouble with the authorities, having been sentenced to two years hard labor for marrying a Jewish woman.


We know little else about August Landmesser, except that he had two children. By pure chance, one of his children recognized her father in this photo when it was published in a German newspaper in 1991. How proud she must have been in that moment.

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