Some people think that all Germans subscribed to the Nazi regime’s policies and that there was no resistance. But that is not the case, there were many who did resist the Nazi’s warped ideology. And they often paid dearly for it.
Otto and Elise Hampel were 2 ordinary people.
Otto Hampel was born 21 June 1897 in Mühlbock, a suburb of Wehrau, now in Poland, but then part of Germany. He served in World War I and was later a factory worker.
Elise Hampel (nee Lemme) was born 27 October 1903 in the Bismark area of Stendal. She worked as a domestic worker and was a member of the National Socialist Women’s League.
They married in 1935, and were an ordinary working class couple going about their daily lives until November 1940 when Elise got the news that her brother had been killed in the invasion of France.This changed …
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