Alexander Schmorell and the Anschluss
Alexander Schmorell took part in the Anschluss (annexation of Austria). “On November 8, 1938, I received the Medal of Remembrance for March 13, 1938 as a gunner of the Seventh Artillery Regiment. I took part as a soldier in the return of the Ostmark [Austria] to the Great German Reich.”
Source: RGWA, February 26, 1943 interrogation of Alexander Schmorell.