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Karl Schmid, Germany

KARL "CHARLIE" SCHMID

Age: 96 -- Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Faith has not affected my life, but the man upstairs has been very helpful in my survival. I was the lone survivor in my unit during the war...deep down, you know there's something!

I feel all people are the same and have similar needs and wants. There is good from every country, but people need to be left alone. It has been my experience that bad leadership creates vengefulness and war.

My dad was my most important teacher, he taught me to have my own ideas, and be true to myself. To know what's right and wrong.