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Schmid, Anton, 1900-1942

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    • found: Wette, Wolfram. Feldwebel Anton Schmid, 2013:title page (Anton Schmid) p. 11, etc. (b. Jan. 9, 1900; executed April 13, 1942, for helping Jews escape from Wilna)
    • found: Yad Vashem website, 22 February 2018:Righteous among the nations: Anton Schmid page (Anton Schmid, born Vienna in 1900; When the Second World War broke out he was drafted into the German army (in 1938 Austria became part of Germany and therefore all Austrians were now German citizens); Schmid was stationed in Vilna, His headquarters were situated in the Vilna railway station, and like all the people in the area, he became witness to the persecution and murder of the Jews. Soon rumors spread in the ghetto that an Austrian soldier was being friendly towards Jews. It was Schmid who used every possibility to help the Jews; in January 1942 Schmid was arrested and court-martialed for high treason. After being found guilty, he was executed in April 1942.) -
    • found: Wikipedia, 22 February 2018:(Anton Schmid (January 9, 1900 in Vienna, Austria-April 13, 1942 in Vilnius, Lithuania) was an Austrian conscript to the Wehrmacht in World War II who, as a sergeant (Feldwebel) in Vilnius, Lithuania, was executed by his superiors for helping 250 Jewish men, women, and children escape from extermination by the Nazi SS during the European Jewish Holocaust. He did this by hiding them and supplying them with false ID papers.) -
    • found: Arendt, H. Eichmann in Jerusalem, 2006:page 230 (The witness [Abba Kovner] happened to mention the name of Anton Schmidt, a Feldwebel, or sergeant, in the German army -- a name that was not entirely unknown to this audience for Yad Vashem had published Schmidt's story some years before in its Hebrew bulletin, and a number of Yiddish papers in America had picked it up. Anton Schmidt was in charge of a patrol in Poland that collected stray German soldiers who were cut off from their units. In the course of doing this he had run into members of the Jewish underground, including Mr. Kovner; Schmidt helped the Jewish partisans by supplying them with forged papers and military trucks; This went on for five months, from October 1941 to March 1942, when Anton Schmidt was arrested and executed.)
    • found: The trial that never ends, ©2017:page 111 (In contrast to Eichmann, there emerges in Arendt's report another figure, Anton Schmidt, whose story was first told during the trial in the context of survivor testimony and whom she takes as an example of someone clearly guided by his own judgment against what were the nearly unanimous opinions and inclinations of the world around him. Schmidt was an army sergeant overseeing a patrol in Poland whose task it was to recover German soldiers who had been separated from their units. In the course of sweeping for soldiers, Schmidt was said to have encountered members of the Jewish underground; and rather then turning these partisans in, he opted instead to help them by supplying forged papers and trucks.)
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