Wednesday, April 11, 2012

remembering a brave woman - Julie Bonhoeffer

Just a small basket

filled with early strawberries

carried so proudly

Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer came to his faith and courage genetically. His grandmother, Frau Julie Bonhoeffer, after all defied the Nazis and at age 91 bought strawberries from one of the last Jewish merchants in her hometown. This simple act expressed her solidarity with Jews at a time when their persecution was becoming unbearable.

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