After the Enabling Act was signed, Adolf Hitler ordered that a boycott of Jewish stores in Germany. This boycott took place on April 1, 1933. On that day, Julie Bonhoeffer, the 90 year old grandmother of Dietrich Bonhoeffer was not to be told what shops she could or could shop in.

When SA men tried to restrain her from entering one store, she informed them that she would shop where she liked and did so. Later that day she did the same at the famous Kaufhaus des Westens, the world’s largest department store, ignoring the silly kickline of SA men stationed in front. The story of Julie Bonhoeffer marching past Nazi gorillas was a favorite in the Bonhoeffer family, who saw an embodiment of the values they sought to live by.

(Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas, 156-157)