Sentence of the Day, 2nd Wednesday of 2022

“I have put my revenge in cold storage.”

— Harro Schulze-Boysen, after his release from a concentration camp

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days, p. 217

Ernst von Salomon “ran into him on a crowded sidewalk in Berlin. Harro’s face was so disfigured that Ernst didn’t recognize his friend at first. “His features were very different,” Ernst reflected years later in a memoir. “He had lost half an ear and his face was covered with inflamed wounds that had scarcely healed.”

His crime? “Preparations for high treason.” He “published an anti-Nazi underground newspaper called Gegner (Opponent). “SS officers raided the office and smashed the printing press.” At the time of his first arrest, in 1935, he was 26.

Self finds out from Wikipedia that he was executed in 1942. He was 33.

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