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August Landmesser Was The Man Who Refused To Salute Hitler

There's a famous photo taken of the crowd during an Adolf Hitler speech depicting one man with crossed arms, staunchly refusing to give Hitler the Nazi salute. The man in the intriguing image was eventually revealed to be August Landmesser. Landmesser didn't just forget to do the salute—he had good reason to withhold Nazi support. Get the whole fascinating story in the video below.

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Written by Curiosity Staff November 17, 2016

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