Anton Schmid remembered: 13 April. 1942

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

13th April,2022

I wish to remember this brave man today, the anniversary of his death 80 years ago. He was an Austrian like the ‘Führer’ Adolf Hitler, but someone who gave up his life to save others. You can find more about him here. It is not too long.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Schmid

He was born in January 1900 so was 42 years old at the time of his death. he is said to have been

A devout but apolitical Roman Catholic and an electrician by profession

and

German historian Wolfram Wette describes him as a non-ideological humanitarian whose opposition to Nazism stemmed purely from his respect for human life.

And

He was one of only three Wehrmacht soldiers who were executed for helping Jews.

I note

The trial record did not survive, so researchers are unsure who denounced him or exactly what offenses he was charged with.

Please excuse the pun, but he was an electrician and he was put on a charge!

Again I note

In his final letter to his family, Schmid wrote, “I have just acted as a human and I did not want to hurt anyone.”

He made this statement to a Jew he helped.

We all must die. But if I can choose whether to die as a murderer or a helper, I choose death as a helper.

There is a plaque in his memory

“Here Rests A Man Who Thought It Was More Important To Help His Fellow Man Than To Live”.

There is this comment.

Wolfram Wette described Schmid as “one of the gold grains hidden under the heap of rubble” in the history of Nazi Germany, as there were so few Germans willing to risk their lives to help Jews.

It should be noted that

As of 2009, the Third Reich’s treason convictions of Wehrmacht soldiers have not been annulled.

Is this still the case? If so we ought to ask ourselves why.

In this week when many people remember what is called the passion of Jesus Christ, we remember someone else who gave His life to save others, to set an example.

But today remember Anton if you will, who gave his life willingly, a man who obeyed the two great commandments to love God and love his neighbour as himself.

He did not love his earthly life so much that he was not willing to give up his physical life in the service of others, like his lord Jesus.

I bow my head to you dear Anton. Thank you so much.

Yours, Baldmichael.

P.S. See you at the resurrection.


P.P.S. As 42 is the ultimate answer to all ultimate questions, and as Anton was 42 years old when he died what is the ultimate question in this case? Answers on a post card or back of an envelope and mail them to yourself or anyone else you fancy.

Or not, as the case may be. Alternatively try this.

42 – The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything *

As to why Germany/Austria seems not to have annulled treason convictions of Wehrmacht soldiers see this, explaining the goings on re Covid 19 and who is behind it.

Covid 19 Summary

Author: alphaandomega21

Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector'sson. When not posting pages or paging posties, trying to be a good husband, and getting over a long term health issue, I am putting the world to rights. I have nothing better to do, so why not? But of course that includes dancing, being funny (in more than one sense), poking fun at life, poking fun at myself, deflating the pompous, reflating the sad. Seeking to heal the whole of the soul (and body where possible). In short making life as good as it possibly can be for others as well as myself. You can't say fairer than that. But if you can, please say. People need to know.

2 thoughts on “Anton Schmid remembered: 13 April. 1942”

  1. The time of all times has arrived when all souls are being tested!

    “There is no greater love than this: that a person would lay down his life for the sake of his friends.” John 15:13

    “24Then Jesus told His disciples, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. 25For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:24-26

    “32Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father in heaven. 33But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven. 34Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:32-34

    In this present highly secular materialistic self-centered global culture the occasion of a person absolutely willing to give up his own life so he could allow others to live is even more rare today; but it happens. Back in the day I was told by some World War II Veterans; that acts of courage and complete sacrifice happened as they personally witnessed some soldiers singlehandedly run straight into a machine gun nest and toss a grenade into the encampment to neutralize the enemy that had been wiping out many soldiers attempting to take the hill or high ground; but in the process this selfless duty bound soldier did what needed to be done, saving many of his fellow soldiers and advanced the goal of overtaking the enemy in order to win the battle and eventually end the war!
    My kind of people who are the complete opposite of the bottom feeding parasites who occupy Washington and many places throughout!
    God bless those heroes and martyrs! Amen.

    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

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  2. Dear Lawrence

    Yet many thanks again and well said. You have rightly said “All souls are being tested”. This includes the “bottom feeding parasites who occupy Washington and many places throughout”.

    These are of course the ‘R’ Souls!!!. Let him who has ears to hear, let him hear.

    Yours ever

    Baldmichael

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