Saturday, February 11, 2012

When Not Raising Your Hand is an Act of Courage

I came across this photo and story on a blog I occasionally read called en|Gender. The man in the center of the circle, August Landmesser, was part of a crowd gathered to watch a navy vessel be launched in 1936. Landmesser, who was believed to have been a member of the Nazi party, was expelled for marrying a Jewish woman. He was later sent to jail for "dishonoring the race." Upon being discharged from prison, he was drafted to serve in the war.

It's a good reminder of how courageous it can be to not follow the crowd. To read  more about Landmesser check out this Washington Post article

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