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18 January 2011

Double Agent of the Abwehr

Here’s a fascinating quote (at least I thought so) from Heinrich Bonhoeffer, the real-life man portrayed in the film Seven Years in Tibet. As a member of the WW2 German military intelligence organization Abwehr, he was an anti-Hitler member who also was an avowed pacifist and pastor. When he learned of the ongoing Nazi atrocities, he wrote,

“When a man takes guilt upon himself in responsibility, he imputes his guilt to himself and no one else. He answers for it … Before other men he is justified by dire necessity; before himself he is acquitted by his conscience, but before God he hopes only for grace.”

On the lighter side, it’s interesting how Hollywood casts actors in these biopics. They of course shockingly resemble the real-life person…

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