Franz Jägerstätter's name isn't as well known as my other Man Pants posts, however, he has a rightful place here. I couldn't imagine what bravery it took to stand up to the Nazi regime, but Franz Jägerstätter did exactly that. Franz Jägerstätter is the ultimate defintion of a Christian Conservative hero. According to Wikipedia:
"Franz Jägerstätter was born in Sankt Radegund, Austria....In his youth, Franz had gained a reputation for being a wild fellow, but, in general, his daily life was like that of most Austrian peasants... When German troops moved into Austria in 1938, Jägerstätter was the only person in the village to vote against the Anschluss. Although he was not involved with any political organization, and did undergo one brief period of military training, he remained openly anti-Nazi, and publicly declared he would not fight in the war... After many delays, Jägerstätter was called to active duty in February, 1943. By this time, he had three daughters with his wife, the eldest not quite six. He maintained his position against fighting for the Third Reich, and was imprisoned, first at Linz, then at Berlin. After a military trial, he was sentenced to death and subsequently executed by guillotine on August 9, 1943, aged 36."
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