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Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

Created: 02/27/20

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davinamw

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Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?


Posted Feb. 28, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
elainew

Join Date: 08/28/15

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

Its hard to judge what one would do IF you were in their shoes. I admired all the courage of the people in the resistance, but think I would first think about my child and what would happen if I was not there to take care of them.


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Maggie

Join Date: 01/01/16

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

They believed in what they were doing and thought they would be safe. But being a mother I do not believe I would have done the same.


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PinkLady

Join Date: 01/22/18

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

It is hard to imagine the world they were living in and therefore hard to know. I would like to believe that having a child would have made me brave enough to do what they did and everything I could to make the world better for my child.


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judithc

Join Date: 02/28/20

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

I think I might have if I was as committed to a cause as they were in the fight against fascism. Plus they both loved Germany and wanted it to be a better place for their son to grow up in.


Posted Feb. 29, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
dianeh

Join Date: 08/01/16

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

I am not sure that I would have had the courage they demonstrated. It is so difficult to imagine what you would do in someone else's shoes. The Red Orchestra was their vehicle to help overcome the reign of Hitler and, I guess, they felt they had no choice despite having a child


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terriej

Join Date: 07/28/11

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

I think I would have because I would want to make Germany a better place for my child.


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MarieA

Join Date: 10/12/11

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

I admire them for their courage and loyalty. Their actions were motivated by the hope that their son would live free in a Germany that they loved.


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thereser

Join Date: 01/25/20

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

Without endangering my child or myself, I would find ways to continue as a member of the Red Orchestra.


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janeto

Join Date: 06/05/18

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

I have often asked myself how much risk I would have been willing to take if I had young children who were dependent on me for their safety and protection. I like to think that I would have been brave and certainly would not have endorsed antisemitism or other Nazi principles, but to actually engage in espionage and other types of activities I am not so sure. Perhaps it is impossible to know how one will react until we are faced with the situation.


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paulagb

Join Date: 08/16/17

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

I hope I would have. Working toward the hope of a free Germany for their child was worth it. All those Germans who hid in the shadows to protect themselves is why the Nazis were able to take over. I don’t think we really know how we would act sitting here in 2020.


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Peggy H

Join Date: 06/13/11

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

It is hard to put myself in the position of a Greta and Adam. The fact that they had friends joiningbwith them did help I am sure. The support of their friends certainly helped.


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lee

Join Date: 02/11/20

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

It's hard to put myself in someone else's shoes, especially when the time period and circumstances are so different. With that said though, I think I probably would not have done the same because I would feel that I owed it to my child to act responsibly in my capacity as his or her parent. Also, the guilt of possibly putting my child's life in danger (since no one can say for sure in that particular situation whether the Nazis would've spared the child) as well as having to burden my family to take care of him / her, I think those would be the main deterrents for me.


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dianaps

Join Date: 05/29/15

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RE: Despite having a young child, Greta and Adam still chose to take part in the Red Orchestra. Do you think you would have done the same?

I don't know that I stay calm and collected to do what they did.


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