Jagerstatter OFS, Franz

Jagerstaetter, Franz

Jagerstatter OFS, Franz

Franz Jägerstätter OFS, was an Austrian conscientious objector during World War II.

He maintained his position against fighting for the Third Reich and offered to serve as a paramedic, but was ignored.  He was imprisoned and accused of undermining of military morale. After a military trial he was sentenced to death on 6 July and subsequently executed by guillotine in August 1943, aged 36.

In 2007, the church declared him a martyr and he was beatified.

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