Usually when we speak about journalists displaying courage, we mean they have the courage to pursue difficult stories that offend powerful people, or the courage to write a story that cuts against the conventional wisdom. KARSTEN PRAGER, our colleague here at TIME, had that sort of courage in abundance. But throughout his life, which ended when he lost a fight with lymphoma a few weeks ago, he showed a deeper, personal bravery that made him someone very special indeed. As a German boy of eight, he and his mother and siblings made a perilous escape west out of occupied Czechoslovakia to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!