Being Brave


My brother is in Berlin at the moment. He shared this photograph which he saw at the Topography of Terror museum.

The man circled is August Landmesser.

I wonder how he must have felt when he didn’t raise his arm. Despite his act of courage, I doubt he felt very brave in the moment. What would those standing next to him have thought? They might have been envious of his integrity and wished to have his strength. Or they might have thought him a fool.

I’m grateful for seeing this photo.


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