Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Martin Betz
Written by Martin Betz
A co-production by ORF and pre TV funded by Austrian Television Fund, Land Niederösterreich, Stadt Wien, Claims Conference and Vienna Film Fund
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Holocaust and Resistance in Vilnius: A Rescuer in "Wehrmacht" Uniform
Anton Schmid - Der gute Mensch von Wilna
The film reconstructs and retells the story of an unsung hero: the story of a Viennese electronics retailer with a small shop in the 20th district of Vienna, who, as an ordinary sergeant, saved hundreds of Jews from extermination in occupied Lithuania in 1941/42. He protected a Jewish woman from assault as early as March 1938. In occupied Vilnius, Anton Schmid succeeded in requisitioning Jews for ostensibly urgent work, providing them with false papers, and transporting them out of the Vilnius ghetto with Wehrmacht trucks. Anton Schmid paid for his commitment to humanity with his life.