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  Claus von Stauffenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stauffenberg was born the third of three sons (the others being Berthold, and Alexander) in Jettingen in Swabia near Ulm, in the Kingdom of Bavaria to one of the oldest and most distinguished aristocratic South German Catholic families.
Stauffenberg, along with fellow officers General Olbricht, Lt. von Haeften and Oberst Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, were later shot that night by firing squad in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock (Headquarter of the Army).
Stauffenberg's wife and children were also arrested by the SS, and in the final hours of World War II were about to be executed when the SS decided not to carry out the order when they became aware that British troops were within 400 meters of their location.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Claus_von_Stauffenberg   (1764 words)

 Count Claus von Stauffenberg hero file
Von Stauffenberg comes to envisage the RLA as a national force fighting for the liberation of their country from the communist regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, and the German invasion as an armed intervention on behalf of the Soviet people.
Von Stauffenberg is to travel to Rastenburg by plane, perform his mission, and then return to the capital to assist with the coup to oust the Nazis.
Von Stauffenberg and those other plot leaders who have not committed suicide are captured two hours later by the loyal Nazi forces, with von Stauffenberg suffering a gunshot wound to his good arm as he tries to resist arrest.
www.moreorless.au.com /heroes/stauffenberg.html   (4019 words)

 World at War:  Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
Von Stauffenberg, Claus Philip Schenk (1907-1944) was the youngest of three sons of one of the oldest and most distinguished South German families.
Stauffenberg was standing a couple of hundred yards away observing the scene when he saw the building go up in a roar of smoke and flames.
Stauffenberg, the sleeve of his wounded arm soaked in blood, was led to a courtyard in back of the ministry.
www.poopdeck90210.com /ww2his/stauffenberg.htm   (1875 words)

 Berthold von Stauffenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Berthold Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg is the name of both the brother and the son of Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg, a German aristocrat and army colonel during World War II.
He was the oldest of three brothers, the others being Alexander and Claus, born into one of the oldest and most distinguished aristocratic South German Catholic families.
The son of Claus and nephew of Berthold was born July 3, 1934.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Berthold_von_Stauffenberg   (418 words)

 Contemporary Review: Claus von Stauffenberg and the German Officers' Plot of 1944
But to Claus von Stauffenberg and his closest accomplices--his brother Berthold, Count Schulenburg, Mertz von Quirnheim and a handful of others--there were reasons as important as the removal of Hitler: the attempt might be said to have been its own justification; they travelled, not necessarily to arrive but to be seen to be doing something.
Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg was one of twin sons born on 15 November 1907 to Caroline (nee Uxkull-Gyllenband) wife of Alfred Schenk, Count von Stauffenberg.
Stauffenberg took considerable extra pride in the fact that one of his maternal ancestors was the great Field Marshal von Gneisenau whose impetuosity and disregard of the odds exceeded even that of his master, Frederick the Great.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2242/is_1666_285/ai_n8688104   (1404 words)

 Claus von Stauffenberg
Claus von Stauffenberg was born in Griefstein Castle, Upper Franconia on November 15, 1907.
Stauffenberg was joined by Wilhelm Canaris, Carl Goerdeler, Julius Leber, Ulrich Hassell, Hans Oster, Henning von Tresckow, Fabin Schlabrendorff, Peter von Wartenburg, Ludwig Beck, and Erwin von Witzleben in what became known as the July Plot.
Stauffenberg was to become State Secretary of the War Ministry in the post-coup government.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Stauffenberg.html   (628 words)

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Stauffenberg was not unique in resisting Hitler, but his cell has received the most attention for its actions after Claus, a battle-wounded colonel, meticulously planned and conspired for two years, and then ultimately planted the bomb himself as time ran short and details came undone.
The Stauffenberg boys were raised in the typical aristocratic manner of the era, focused on their studies with private tutors and governesses, all the while being primed for a future career serving the state.
Stauffenberg is not quite the family history its title suggests, but it is an important work by one of the most respected voices in German resistance study; ultimately, it does as the cover promises by capturing the tragic and heroic aspects of these three “extraordinary” people in extraordinary times (xiv).
www.jmss.org /2004/spring/multimediareview1.htm   (1588 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | WORLD > Claus von Stauffenberg:  The Nazi who tried to kill Hitler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
BERLIN—Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg made a dramatic turnaround from being an enthusiastic supporter of Adolf Hitler and his regime to carrying the bomb packed in a briefcase that was intended to kill him.
Stauffenberg was born on November 15, 1907, into an aristocratic family in southwest Germany.
Stauffenberg was not originally intended to be the man who carried out the attack, but the circle of officers with access to Hitler was highly restricted and few had his courage.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2004/jul/19/yehey/world/20040719wor5.html   (1122 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Honouring a would-be assassin
He says Stauffenberg was motivated by a sense of moral responsibility, brought on by his knowledge of the crimes the regime was committing, as well as his belief that some of Hitler's tactical orders had no chance of success.
Stauffenberg obviously could not handle a pistol, but nor could he stay in the room to ensure the bomb was placed close enough to Hitler to ensure he was killed.
Stauffenberg had to live so he could race back to Berlin - some 500 kilometres away - to signal that it was safe to proceed with the planned coup.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/3909635.stm   (879 words)

 GI-Sydney - Festival of German Cinema 2004 - Films - Operation Valkyrie
In the morning of July 20, 1944 Lieutenant Claus von Stauffenberg is on a flight to the Fuehrer's bunker "Wolfsschanze" where he is supposed to give a lecture.
But Stauffenberg carries a bomb in his briefcase that is to put an end to the cruel Nazi dictatorship: Hitler is to die.
It is at an early stage of the war that Stauffenberg becomes aware of the crimes committed by the SS, and he also recognizes that the campaign against Russia is a military disaster.
www.goethe.de /ins/au/pro/festival04/pages/oper.htm   (526 words)

 Remembering Claus Graf Schenk Von Stauffenberg
Von Stauffenberg placed the ill-fated device near Hitler, but upon its detonation the latter survived, yet five of his minions were killed.
Von Stauffenberg was a German aristocrat, born on November 15th, 1907.
The Nazis did not let the family members of those involved in the coup go unscathed, and von Stauffenberg’s pregnant widow, as well as his oldest son Berthold, were sent to the concentration camps.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/german_interest/117072   (629 words)

 Claus von Stauffenberg - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Oberst (Colonel) Claus Philip Maria Schenk Graf (Count) von Stauffenberg (15 November 1907–20 July 1944) was a tall, dynamic German aristocrat and Army officer, and a leading figure of the failed Army-based coup of 1944 (the July 20 Plot) against the Nazi regime during WW II.
From a nearby shelter he waited until the explosion tore through the hut and from what he saw, he was convinced that no one could have survived such a blast.
He and his aide de camp, Leutnant Werner von Haeften, quickly walked away and talked their way out of the heavily guarded compound to fly back to Berlin in a waiting Heinkel He 111.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /c/cl/claus_von_stauffenberg.html   (1134 words)

 Claus Von Stauffenberg Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Claus Philipp Maria Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg (born November 15, 1907 in Jettingen, Bavarian Swabia; died July 21, 1944 in Berlin) was a German aristocrat and army colonel during World War II.
Von Stauffenberg only had time to arm one of the two bombs he had.
Stauffenberg, along with fellow officers General Olbricht, Leutnant von Haeften and Oberst Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, were later shot that night by firing squad in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock (Headquarter of the Army).
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Claus_von_Stauffenberg   (1876 words)

 The July Plot to Assassinate Hitler
At least six attempts were aborted before Claus von Stauffenberg decided on trying again during a conference attended by Hitler on July 20, 1944.
Stauffenberg, who had never met Hitler before, carried the bomb in a briefcase and placed it on the floor while he left to make a phone-call.
In an attempt to protect himself, Fromm organized the execution of Claus von Stauffenberg along with two other conspirators, Friedrich Olbricht and Werner von Haeften, in the courtyard of the War Ministry.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/julyplot.html   (474 words)

 The July Bomb Plot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
However, the key figure was Count Claus von Stauffenberg as he had actual contact with Hitler on a regular basis and he could get into the Wolf's Lair with few problems.
Both Stauffenberg and Tresckow had already met in 1941 and it would seem that Stauffenberg's appointment was not a coincidence.
Stauffenberg received orders that the next staff conference was to be at 13.00 on July 20th.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /july_bomb_plot.htm   (1524 words)

 Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
With the group of the highest-ranking officers Stauffenberg is preparing an assassination on a man whose pushing German towards the war - Hitler.
Count Claus Philip Maria Schenk von Stauffenberg was born on November 15th, 1907, in Jetting (Bavaria) as the third son of count Alfred Schenk von Stauffenberg.
Stauffenberg despite his disability decides to eliminate Hitler and stop the war machine.
www.calaris.com /wolfschanze/game.htm   (474 words)

As luck would have it, von Stauffenberg, a long-time anti-Hitler conspirator, was invited to attend the July 20 meeting, whose agenda was Germany’s worsening situation on the Eastern front.
Von Stauffenberg joined the meeting holding a briefcase, which he placed on the floor near the table where Hitler sat.
Von Stauffenberg, convinced that Hitler was dead, flew back to Berlin to begin a coup, but reports soon surfaced that Hitler was alive and after general confusion and a number of arrests, the conspirators were routed.
www.cantonrep.com /index.php?Category=14&ID=172849&r=0   (455 words)

 Obersalzberg Documentation
Colonel Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg as a General Staff Officer in 1940.
Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (1907-1944) after being severely wounded took over as Chief-of-Staff of the Army Ordnance Department; in 1943 he took up the initiative for assassinating Hitler.
After the failure of the attempted putsch, Stauffenberg along with fellow conspirators Lieutenant General Friedrich Olbricht, Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, and First Lieutenant Werner von Haeften was executed by firing squad in accordance with his rank during the night of July 20 to July 21, 1944.
www.obersalzberg.de /cms_e/content/de_ausstellung_widerstand/personen_13.html   (177 words)

 Expatica's German news in English: Germany remembers Hitler bomb plot
Von Kleist said that by killing Hitler it had been hoped to win over soldiers to break their oath and follow orders of the putsch leaders.
Stauffenberg along with three other officers were shot by firing squad in the huge courtyard of the Bendlerblock which is now a memorial while remaining the defence ministry headquarters in Berlin.
Although Stauffenberg and other members of the 20 July bomb plot have been elevated to hero status in Germany in recent years, this was far from the case in the first decades after the war.
www.expatica.com /source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=52&story_id=9651   (806 words)

 July 20 Plot - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The plan was for Stauffenberg to place a time bomb near Hitler at the Wolfsschanze (Wolf's Lair) headquarters in Rastenburg, East Prussia, then immediately travel to Berlin to command troops in the uprising.
Stauffenberg, who was missing a hand and wore an eye patch because of war injuries, managed to get himself next to Hitler by telling him his hearing had been damaged during combat.
The plot ringleaders, Oberst Claus von Stauffenberg, General Friedrich Olbricht, Oberst Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim and Leutnant Werner von Haeften were arrested after a brief skirmish late that evening and shot by firing squad in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock (War Ministry).
psychcentral.com /psypsych/July_20_Plot   (832 words)

 Claus, Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Claus, Count Schenk von Stauffenberg, entered the German army in 1926 and won distinction as a staff officer with a panzer (armoured) division in the campaigns in Poland and northern France (1939–40).
When Claus married then crown princess Beatrix in March 1966, he faced public protests and official misgivings over his boyhood membership in the Hitler Youth and his World War II service in the Wehrmacht, but he ultimately...
The poet and prose writer Verner von Heidenstam led the literary reaction to the naturalist movement in Sweden, calling for a renaissance of the literature of fantasy, beauty, and national themes.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9069488   (660 words)

 The World at War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Claus von Stauffenberg was born November 15th, 1907 at Jettingen, Germany.
Stauffenberg gained distinction in the campaigns against Poland and France.
During his convalescence Stauffenberg had a lot of time to think about Germany's future and he came to the conclusion that Hitler must be eliminated.
worldatwar.net /biography/s/stauffenberg   (227 words)

Claus von Stauffenberg, Dr. Carl Goerdeler and General Beck were the main plotters against Hitler.
One of its members was Field Marshal Helmuth Von Moltke, that was one of the most brilliant generals of the 19th century.
Helmuth James von Moltke was a pacifist, and he had a deep belief in freedom, democracy and equality.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Academy/1148/july6.html   (1420 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Hitler plot 'heroes' commemorated
On 20 July 1944, Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg planted a bomb during a meeting at Hitler's headquarters in East Prussia, which is now Poland.
Also at the ceremony was Freya von Moltke, who launched a secret resistance group with her husband in 1940, just when the Nazi march was at its peak, after the fall of Poland and France.
The Stauffenberg plot was the one which came closest to bringing down Hitler and the Nazi regime.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/3908431.stm   (480 words)

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