The photograph that stood out to me the most was the one of the England team giving the Nazi salute before the kick-off in Berlin.This image is so startling to me because it’s a large group of English athletes, who were supposed to be completely disaffiliated from Hitler and the Nazis, demonstrating the Nazi salute. Kuper writes, “From the day the Nazis seized power they had begun swallowing all of German society” (233). This depicts how the voices of the public may have been diminished by how prominent the Nazi influence was during that time period. Since the game was in Berlin, the English team demonstrating the Nazi salute was most likely an attempt to gain a positive response from the crowd, showing that too they are supporting the German government. The implication and significance of this symbol is so immense, especially if it is being performed by such a large institution, as it is a symbol that stands for pure hatred, discrimination, and intolerance. The players were not able to speak for themselves as I’d hope that each of the individuals on the England team did not believe in the horrific Nazi ideals. Knowing this makes this photo even more horrifying and tragic, as it shows the power that the government possessed at that time. When reflecting back on my previous knowledge of World War 2 and the monstrosities committed by Hitler and the Nazi party, it horrifies me thinking about how strong of an impact the government had as it forced the members of the England team to exhibit an appalling symbol purely for the purpose of the political gain of the Nazi party. This harrowing photo holds a lot of significance as it shows the dreadful things that people in positions of power are capable of doing and its gruesome impacts on society.