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This man’s name was Horace Greasley. He was a British POW famous for escaping over 200 times to visit his girlfriend, a local Jewish girl. Why did he keep going back? Loyalty. He returned every time with extra food or other contraband to share with his fellow captives. Greasley spent 5 years as a prisoner of war, during which time he served as camp barber and worked in the marble quarries.
Following capture, the men were forced to march for ten weeks from France to Poland. The men suffered deplorable conditions and spent a winter, in temperatures as low as -40C, lodged in an old horse stable. Those who survived the march and train transfer were beaten, tortured, and starved. Greasley was once beaten so badly he lay unconscious for 2 days. In 2008, his biography, “Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?” was published. Two years after its release, he died at age 91.
When I see this photo, I always admire the defiance in his face. He refused to be broken. Be that guy.
Oh and by the way, the German officer he’s staring down is Heinrich Himmler.

This man’s name was Horace Greasley. He was a British POW famous for escaping over 200 times to visit his girlfriend, a local Jewish girl. Why did he keep going back? Loyalty. He returned every time with extra food or other contraband to share with his fellow captives. Greasley spent 5 years as a prisoner of war, during which time he served as camp barber and worked in the marble quarries.

Following capture, the men were forced to march for ten weeks from France to Poland. The men suffered deplorable conditions and spent a winter, in temperatures as low as -40C, lodged in an old horse stable. Those who survived the march and train transfer were beaten, tortured, and starved. Greasley was once beaten so badly he lay unconscious for 2 days. In 2008, his biography, “Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?” was published. Two years after its release, he died at age 91.

When I see this photo, I always admire the defiance in his face. He refused to be broken. Be that guy.

Oh and by the way, the German officer he’s staring down is Heinrich Himmler.

A tiger does not lose sleep over the opinion of sheep. 

A tiger does not lose sleep over the opinion of sheep. 

Head up, stay strong / Fake smile, move on

Head up, stay strong / Fake smile, move on

…for a girl with eyes like hers has a will and is not ruled by anyone but a lover.
Louisa May Alcott
SUPER MAMIKA aka Frederika the 91 year old Hungarian Grandmother. Photograph by Sacha Goldberger. (more)

SUPER MAMIKA aka Frederika the 91 year old Hungarian Grandmother. Photograph by Sacha Goldberger. (more)