A Letter from Hans Schmidt to Steven Spielberg

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PHOSPHORUS

Hans Schmidt (1927-2010) in his youth, as a
soldier of the pan-European Waffen-SS.

Hans Schmidt (d. 30 May 2010) was a member of the Waffen-SS and a dedicated soldier. In protest of distortions and outright lies included in the film, Saving Private Ryan, he sent the letter reproduced below to its producer, Steven Spielberg. Schmidt remained politically and socially active well after World War II. In 1983 he founded the German-American National Political Action Committee. In 1995 he was sentenced to prison for passing out political newsletters and sentenced for “incitement to hate” in Germany. 

Dear Mr. Spielberg,

Permit me, a twice wounded
veteran of the Waffen-SS, and participant in three campaigns (Battle of the
Bulge, Hungary and Austria) to comment on your picture, “Saving Private
Ryan.”

Having read many of the
accolades of this undoubtedly successful and, shall we say,
“impressive,” film, I hope you don’t mind some…

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