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Otto Schimek

Otto Schimek was an Austrian soldier in the German Wehrmacht during World War II who served as a member of a firing squad. He was himself executed, allegedly for refusing to carry out a death sentence on Poles, making him a symbol of pacifism and Austrian resistance to Nazism. The truthfulness of the story has been disputed, with critics arguing that the story is not based on any reliable documents and is a fabrication.
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  • Personal 

  • Wehrmacht duties 

  • Firing squad 

  • Death 

  • The tomb 

  • Controversy