n South African Journal on Human Rights - The Fifth Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture : the emperor's new clothes : Bram Fischer and the need for dissent

Volume 23, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-7203



Bram Fischer lived a life of courage and had an instinctive will to do what he believed in; that is what set him apart from many in his generation. His refusal to conform because of his convictions pitted him against both his Afrikaner heritage and his profession as a lawyer. He chose to speak his mind and to follow his conscience, regardless of the cost to himself. today we are able to say that his life and activities were central in the creation of the democracy we cherish.

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