WorldViews: As heroic woman is buried, Germans ask: Would we have been as courageous?

By Rick Noack, December 3, 2014

Anger, sadness and a renewed societal debate accompanied the funeral of German student Tugce Albayrak on Wednesday. Mourners had pinned a picture of the young woman on their coats, over their hearts, and held banners to express their sorrow and admiration. "We quickly forget those who make us cry. We always remember those who made us smile," one of the banners read. "She will be remembered for her civil courage," a speaker told the crowd, according to the BBC.

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