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A lone dockworker refuses to raise his hand in the Nazi salute, 1936 August Landmesser was a worker at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg,Germany, and is best known for his appearance in a photograph refusing to perform the Nazi salute at the launch of the naval training vessel HorstWessel on 13 June, 1936. He had been a Nazi Party member from 1931 to 1935, but after fathering children with a Jewish woman, he had been found guilty of“dishonoring the race”

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The Man Who Didn’t Salute Hitler

The man who didnt salute Hitler. 1936. The story of August Landmasser is amazing as it is tragic. Landmasser fell in love with a Jewish woman who, before they could marry, was sent to a concentration camp. Before he would be sent to a labor camp, this picture captured Landmasser refusing to partake in the Nazi salute during a public rally in 1936. He died in a Nazi death camp.

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Sometimes it's the ones who go against the crowd who can make the most lasting impression.

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August Landmesser, The Man Behind The Crossed Arms

No Salute for Hitler// August Landmesser, the man with his arms crossed, was married to a Jewish woman//

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Ordinary people with the courage to say no: The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936 during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowd, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. He had already been in trouble, having been sentenced to two years hard labour for marrying a Jewish woman. Little else is known about him, except that he had two children. One daughter recognized her father in this photo in a German newspaper in 1991.

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Ordinary people. The 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 labour 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…

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August Landmesser, the man who refused to give the Nazi salute. In 1936, at the height of Nazism, this man refused to give the Nazi salute during the launch of a Navy ship in the shipyard in Hamburg where he worked. August Landmesser belonged to the...

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August Landmesser, The Man Behind The Crossed Arms

August Landmesser's Whole Family. Only the children survived.There is a famous photo where he is crossing his arms and not raising his arms in the Heil Hitler. His wife was Jewish and they both perished in camps.

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