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  Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stauffenberg was born the third of three sons (the others being Berthold, and Alexander) in Jettingen, Swabia, near Ulm in the Kingdom of Bavaria, to one of the oldest and most distinguished aristocratic southern German Catholic families.
Stauffenberg, along with fellow officers General Olbricht, Leutnant von Haeften and Oberst Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, were shot later that night by firing squad in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock (Headquarters of the Army) in Berlin.
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   (1567 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Count Basie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
William "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader.
The big band era appeared to be at an end, but Basie reformed his as a 16-piece orchestra in 1952 and led it until his death.
Count Basie died in Hollywood, Florida on April 26, 1984 at age 79.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Count_Basie   (306 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)

 Books in Canada - Review
In the early chapters Hoffmann centers on the three Stauffenberg brothers, the youngest Claus, and the older twins, Berthold and Alexander, who were born at the start of the 20th century and were the German equivalent of the American Kennedy clan.
The Stauffenberg Brothers were in contact with him from their youth, and at the time George was the premiere lyric poet of Germany, a German hybrid of T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, whose fragmented poems were filled with classical allusions, full of the myth of paradise, the "Secret Germany", lost and reclaimed.
Stauffenberg is a celebrated hero and symbol of the German Resistance, and a great reminder that actions in the name of conscience, however futile, have as much merit as those historic actions that succeed.
www.booksincanada.com /article_view.asp?id=4578   (1096 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   (4116 words)

 Telegraph | News | Countess von Stauffenberg
Nina Countess Schenk von Stauffenberg, who died on Sunday aged 92, was the widow of the German officer who attempted to assassinate Hitler with a bomb in July 1944; along with her husband's co-conspirators, she bore the brunt of the Führer's thirst for revenge in the weeks after the attack.
Stauffenberg was noted among his peers for his dashing good looks and unorthodox opinions, but though he was later to be romanticised by admirers of the German resistance movement, as a young man much of his character was decidedly conventional.
The four Stauffenberg children, of whom the eldest was aged 10, were placed in a state orphanage in Thuringia and given a new surname, Meister.
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 Daily Dunklin Democrat: Story : Column by Kenneth Kinchen
Count Stauffenberg had acted with bravery that had earned him a place in German history as one of the rare good guys in the Third Reich.
We mention Stauffenberg's war injuries to show that he was no coward, nor was he a traitor who, seeing that the war was lost, decided at the last of the war to make a desperate attempt at gaining some favor from the ever more victorious Allies.
Stauffenberg and four of his friends were immediately lined up in the courtyard of the War Office on the Bendlerstrasse in Berlin and shot by a firing squad.
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 Resistance part nine
Stauffenberg was appointed to the "secretary of state in the the war council", and Yorck was appointed to the secretary of state in the prime minister's office.
Stauffenberg realized that there is no time to activate Haeften's bomb, so he walked to the meeting room with one bomb only.
The commander of the infantry base, that was loyal to Beck and Stauffenberg, was in a funeral in a far place, and his vice was in a training with his unit.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Academy/1148/july9.html   (3683 words)

 Claus von Stauffenberg - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
de:Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg nl:Claus von Stauffenberg Oberst (Colonel) Claus Philip Maria Schenk Graf (Count) von Stauffenberg (15 November 1907 - 20 July 1944) - the tall, dynamic German aristocrat and Army officer, leading figure of the failed Army-based coup of 1944 against the Nazi regime during WW II.
He was born the third of three sons in Jettingen in Swabia near Ulm to one of the oldest and most distinguished aristocratic South German Catholic families.
In the military, he had worked his way through the grades and on 1 January 1937 he was promoted to Hauptmann, a rank he would hold for the next six years.
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 Stauffenberg: The Nazi who tried to kill Hitler
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.
www2.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2004-07/18/content_349429.htm   (649 words)

 FictionPress.Com Story : THE FAILED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON HITLER'S LIFE!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Stauffenberg lost an eye, a hand, two fingers from his other hand, and was hospitalized for months.
Stauffenberg decided that he was the perfect candidate to carry out a mission, because he had access to Fuhrer Headquarters, located in East Prussia.
Stauffenberg did not realize that one bomb in a wooden bunker would not be sufficient enough.
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 search.com - Count
From the start the count was in military charge, not of a roving warband, but settled in a locality, a county, his main rival for power being the bishop, whose diocese was often coterminous.
In many Germanic and Frankish kingdoms in the early Middle Ages, the count might also be a count palatine, whose authority derived directly from the royal household, the "palace" in its original sense of the seat of power and administration.
In the UK a count or earl is often a courtesy title for the eldest son of a duke.
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 July Plot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
On July 20 Stauffenberg left a bomb in a briefcase in a conference room at the Wolfsschanze (Wolf's Lair) field headquarters at Rastenburg, East Prussia, where Hitler was meeting with top military aides.
Stauffenberg slipped from the room, witnessed the explosion at 12:42 PM, and, convinced that Hitler was killed, flew to Berlin to join the other plotters, who were to have seized the Supreme Command Headquarters there.
An attending officer had nudged the briefcase containing the bomb out of his way to the far side of the massive oak support of the conference table, which thus shielded Hitler from the full force of the explosion.
stuact.tamu.edu /stuorgs/ia/howdyindia/09-30-01/ci_content/july_plot.htm   (462 words)

 The July bomb Plot
You are led by general Beck and Count Helmuth von Moltke, and meet regularly to discuss the future for Gemany after Hitler.
Stauffenberg was appointed Chief of Staff to General Fromm, the Commander in Chief of the Home Army in June 1944.
They now gather around the table and von Moltke and Stauffenberg present their ideas to the rest of the class who are now in role as supporters of the plot.
www.comptonhistory.com /julyplot.htm   (950 words)

About 950 AD, Stuttgart was originally founded by Duke Liudolf of Swabia, one of the sons of the emperor Otto I the Great, and used for horse breeding (especially for his father's cavalry, see Battle of Lechfeld).
In 1496, the counts of Württemberg were promoted to dukes by the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Important towns which are also located in the Stuttgart Region are Ludwigsburg with its enormous baroque palace, Sindelfingen and Esslingen.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Stuttgart.html   (1241 words)

 July 20, 1944 plot on Hitler
Stauffenberg and the Assassination Attempt of July 20, 1944
After many difficulties the plan was initiated when Stauffenberg detonated a bomb in the Wolf’s Lair.
There was a lack of support among the generals, and major technical and communication difficulties between the conspirators.
hometown.aol.com /baronvanc/militarx.htm   (1217 words)

 British pay homage to plotter who tried to blow up Hitler in 1944
In the German calendar, the parade in Bendlerblock, Berlin, where the chief anti-Hitler conspirator, Count Claus von Stauffenberg, was shot, is seen as a solemn reminder of the perils of tyranny.
Count von Stauffenberg placed a briefcase full of explosives in Hitler’s Wolf’s Lair bunker before dashing back to the Bendlerblock, which now houses the German Defence Ministry, to take control of Germany with a group of fellow officers.
Notice that von Stauffenberg was not put in a James Bond type of trap with a bomb ticking away.
www.democraticunderground.com /discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x1705440   (471 words)

 Count Stauffenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As Count Stauffenberg, several members of the Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg family are known, especially for taking part in the events of 20 July 1944.
It was Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg who planted the bomb that was meant to kill Adolf Hitler, while his elder brother Berthold Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg supported the coup in Berlin.
This article on a member of the German nobility is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Count_Stauffenberg   (101 words)

 Guardian | Carl Szokoll
He was the linkman in Vienna for the plotters who tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944, and went on to play a major part in persuading the Soviet Red Army to spare the city at the end of the war.
Colonel Claus Count von Stauffenberg, who was on the staff of the German reserve army, led the coup attempt, carrying the bomb intended to kill Hitler in his briefcase into the war room in the Führer's headquarters at Rastenburg, east Prussia - the "Wolf's Lair".
Szokoll's disingenuous plea that he had only obeying orders was accepted and he escaped punishment, even though he was one of the last to talk to Stauffenberg on the telephone before the count's arrest.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,5004696-111784,00.html   (828 words)

 In Honor of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg by Jørn K. Baltzersen
Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg was born in Jettingen, Germany on November 15, 1907 into a South German Catholic aristocratic family.
On this day 60 years ago the 36 year old German count and officer risked and gave his life to put an end to the tyrant with an inferiority complex.
It was on July 20, 1944 that Count von Stauffenberg made an attempt on Hitler's life.
www.lewrockwell.com /baltzersen/baltzersen10.html   (716 words)

 Stauffenberg - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Stauffenberg's personality is thrown into relief by a study of his two brothers and other family members and friends.
The three Stauffenberg brothers, Berthold, Alexander, and Claus, were inseparable both emotionally and intellectually.
Inevitably the book focuses on Claus Count Stauffenberg's military career and his fight to overthrow Hitler, culminating in the attempted assassination and coup of 20 July 1944.
www.cambridge.org /aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521453070   (340 words)

 Worm in the Apple - part 3: The little-known story of the men who destroyed Adolf Hitler's Germany; Friedrich Lenz.
If one considers, today, what the majority of the German people have had to endure at the hands of their conquerors and rulers ever since 1945, then it is appalling to note the petty trivialities that prompted people to join in a fatal opposition to a government supported by the entire nation.
It is tragic that the head of the would-be assassins of July 20, Colonel Count v.
Stauffenberg went to work - without having even the foggiest idea of what actually was to become of Germany after his success.
www.wintersonnenwende.com /scriptorium/english/archives/worminapple/wa03.html   (1390 words)

 Stauffenberg, Second Edition
In this family history Peter Hoffmann reveals the tragic and heroic life of Claus, Count Stauffenberg, South German aristocrat and would-be assassin of Adolph Hitler.
Stauffenberg is based on the most comprehensive collection of sources yet used, including family papers, correspondence, and information from numerous contemporaries, and includes a unique collection of illustrative material.
Particularly interesting is the evidence which Hoffmann has uncovered of the influence of the poet Stefan George, with his view of the special destiny of an idealistic élite, on the Stauffenberg brothers.
www.mqup.mcgill.ca /book.php?bookid=1571   (236 words)

 Stauffenberg. A Family History, 1905-1944 - Peter Hoffman
The Stauffenbergs' consciousness of being much unlike the rest which is not unconnected with their holding with family and nobility traditions may put off present-day observers or confirm their biases.
The principal motives of the Stauffenberg brothers were rooted in the consciousness of a family of the service nobility as well as in the intellectual and political history of their country.
From the time the Stauffenberg brothers had been welcomed and initiated by the 'Master', there stood between them and the rest of the world an invisible wall which only those could penetrate who were familiar with and well affected toward the ideas of Stefan George.
www.arts.mcgill.ca /history/faculty/hoffmann/stauffenberg_eng.html   (1220 words)

 Comment on 60th Anniversary of the Bomb Plot to kill Hitler | Samizdata.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Stauffenberg's attempt failed because he was not prepared to be a suicide bomber and ensure the job was done properly.
The intention of the plotters was to sue the Western Allies for peace, even hoping to keep some of their territorial gains, but leaving them free to concentrate on fighting the Soviet Union in the East.
And Stauffenberg, as a fighting soldier, was not deterred by the burden of the Fahneneid or the Christian belief that a new state cannot be founded upon assassination."
www.samizdata.net /mt/hippotime.cgi?entry_id=6403   (911 words)

 communist resitance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Most of us are familiar with the assassination plot of July 20,1944 and the name of its' most popularized participant Count Stauffenberg but the general public still lacks knowledge of other areas of German Resistance.
Even Stauffenberg, a sworn enemy of Communism had entertained notions of seeking an alliance with the Soviets since the Western allies had repeatedly rejected his gestures toward collaboration.
Julius Leber and Adolf Reichwein, to key leaders in Stauffenberg’s circle were arrested after meeting with leaders of the Communist Resistance, apparently a Gestapo agent had managed to infiltrate the meeting, etc. In any regard they found little support from outside sources.
hometown.aol.com /baronvanc/resist.htm   (5271 words)

 German Resistance Exhibit from Berlin Opens in Low Rotunda Next Week
Photograph: Count von Stauffenberg, whose failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in 1944 led to his execution.
Peter Steinbach, professor of history at the University of Berlin and director of the German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin, curated the exhibition, which consists of 43 freestanding panels with photographs of resistance leaders and wartime scenes, documents from the underground and text describing the various resistance movements.
Stauffenberg, chief of staff of the Home Army Command, and his friends acted despite the knowledge that their chances of killing Hitler and then seizing control in Germany were extremely slender.
www.columbia.edu /cu/record/archives/vol20/vol20_iss1/record2001.29.html   (897 words)

 C09Q076-The July, 20, 1944 Plot
IX, 76 => IX => XI => 11, Stauffenberg was born on NOV.
IX, 76 => 9,7,6 => 9+6=15 => Stauffenberg was born on 15
Stauffenberg is considered by many now as a hero.
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