the death of one person is a tragedy. the death of ten million people is a statistic. one german in a crowd did not perform the nazi salute. family torn apart for falling in love. suffered their own fates. august landmesser thought it would help him with employment. if he joined the race of extremists. after all, he had a family to support. but this spelled eventual doom for the family. once the government issued an edict in secret: 'in the case of 'rassenschande' between a german male and a Jewish female, she is to be taken into protective custody immediately after legal proceedings have been completed." it was code for oppression. prison Camps labor in arms. years went by, conditions deteriorated. transferred to death camps. for resistance. a family was never reunited. a father reported missing and presumed dead in a chilly november. a daughter held hope of his return. a jew subject to wearing a yellow star at all times. physical abuses foster families orphan sent to camps. the unofficially renamed the only survivor no idea where his wife had gone. the man who refused to salute the fuhrer for his love lost the same thing because he screamed the strongest resistance In silence.