Berthold and Klaus von Stauffenberg,Conspirators of 1944 plot to kill Hitler. Bertold a professor of internatinal law. Claus an army colonel.Bertold planted the bomb whichdid not kill Hitler. He was strangled & revieved multiple times. His execution filmed for Hitler.Claus Shot.(picture of them younger)
Col. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, the man who carried the bomb inside Hitler's HQ on July 20, 1944 in an unsuccessful attempt to finish the dictator. Stauffenberg was arrested the same day and executed along with some of his co-conspirators in Berlin. In all, some 5,000 people were murdered by the Gestapo and the SS after the attempt. In this photo, the helmeted Stauffenberg poses for the camera on his horse at 17.Cavalry Regiment in Bamberg in 1926.
Colonel Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg (1907-1944) was central to the planning and execution of the July 20th plot, the most wide-ranging conspiracy against the Nazi regime. Stauffenberg detonated a bomb in the headquarters and rushed off to Berlin, thinking he had killed Hitler. Nazi leadership immediately initiated effective counter-measures and destroyed the attempted putsch within a short time. Stauffenberg was arrested and shot the same night.
Wiki Description: "Claus von Stauffenberg was a German army officer and member of the traditional German nobility who was one of the leading members of the failed 20 July plot of 1944 to assassinate Adolf Hitler and remove the Nazi Party from power. For his involvement in the movement he was executed by firing squad shortly after the failed attempt known as Operation Valkyrie."
Part II. Klaus Philip Schenk, Count von Stauffenberg (1907-1944) He was not an early opponent of Hitler's Third Reich. For Stauffenberg, it was the 1938 pogroms against Germany's Jews that began to create doubts about Hitler and the Nazi government, and the path that was leading to war in 1939.
Part III. Klaus Philip Schenk, Count von Stauffenberg (1907-1944) What finally determined Stauffenberg joining the plot to kill Hitler - the attempt made July 20th, 1944 - was the brutality of the Nazi SS in Russia, the "Commisar Order" to kill the Bolshevik officials captured on the Russian Front, and the indiscriminate slaughter of the Jews, POWs, the Russians, and the disaster at Stalingrad. Stauffenberg had the courage and nerves of steel necessary for the attempt.