1060494 | GERMANY, WEIMAR REPUBLIC. Albert Leo Schlageter. 1923-Dated AR Medal. NGC MS63.
By Karl Goetz. Edge: Lettered edge. 36mm. ALBERT LEO SCHLAGETER. Potrait above branch and torch; inscription in exergue /
ERMORDET VON DEN FRANZOSEN!/ 26.MAI 1923. Firing squad. Kienast 300.
Execution by a French firing squad.
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Albert Leo Schlageter was a member of the German Freikorps. Schlageter sabotaged a section of railroad track in the region of Germany that was under French occupation after World War I. He was arrested and executed by the French military. This led the German nationalists to proclaim him a hero. The manner of his death fostered an aura of martyrdom around him, which was cultivated by German nationalist groups, in particular the Nazi Party. During the Third Reich, he was widely commemorated as a national hero. [Wikipedia].