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Two Minutes Of Silence For Sergeant Anton Schmidt


Earlier this week, I wrote a post about Hannah Arendt, the new movie about her, and how I use her writings in thinking about the importance of reflection.

That new movie is sparking a lot of articles about her, including this one in The New Yorker. They include an excerpt from one of her original dispatches from the trial of Adolf Eichmann, which included her describing two minutes of silence that was observed for Sergeant Anton Schmidt after a witness told his story.

His story of heroism is well worth reading. How many of us would have done the same?

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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