The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowd, one man 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 Landmesser, except that he had two children. By chance, one of his children recognized her father in this photo when it was published in 1991.