Claus von Stauffenberg, the man who tried to kill Hitler on 20 July 1944... He could have saved so many lives. He was executed. I had the Honor to Meet his grandson a Few Times.
Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg was a German army officer and Catholic aristocrat who was one of the leading members of the failed plot of 1944 to assassinate Adolf Hitler and remove the Nazi Party from power
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another view of the Bendler Block Valkyrie memorial.
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.
21 Jul 44: German Lieutenant Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is executed in Berlin, along with three others, in the aftermath of yesterday's failed bomb plot to kill Adolf Hitler and to overthrow the Nazi government. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0721&s=440721 #WWII
Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg
Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was a German army officer and aristocrat 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. Along with Henning von Tresckow and Hans Oster, he was one of the central figures of the German Resistance movement within the Wehrmacht. For his involvement in the movement he was shot shortly after the failed attempt known as Operation Valkyrie.
Pictures of conspirators. The core group of conspirators included Ludwig Beck, Henning von Tresckow, Eduard Wagner, Eugen Bolz, Albrecht von Bernstorff, Claus von Stauffenberg, and Carl-Heinrich von Stulpnagel. EBG in Rottenburg am Neckar, his hometown.
Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg with his children - 42-16677183 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis