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Werner von Haeften was Claus von Stauffenberg’s aide, also shot for his part in the failed July 20, 1944 (Valkyrie) plot against Hitler. I thought the execution scene in the movie Valkyrie was a bit of Hollywood hype, but at the last minute he did in fact hurl himself front and center, to take the bullets intended for von Stauffenberg.

Werner von Haeften was Claus von Stauffenberg’s aide, also shot for his part in the failed July 20, 1944 (Valkyrie) plot against Hitler. I thought the execution scene in the movie Valkyrie was a bit of Hollywood hype, but at the last minute he did in fact hurl himself front and center, to take the bullets intended for von Stauffenberg.

Friedrich Karl Klausing (24 May 1920 - 8 August 1944) was a resistance fighter in Nazi Germany, and one of the July 20 Plotters. On 11 July 1944, on the first attempt on Hitler's life, Klausing went along with Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg as his adjutant to the Obersalzberg (i.e. the Berghof near Berchtesgaden) and made sure that a car and a plane were standing by, ready to whisk the plotters away to Berlin after the job had been done.

Friedrich Karl Klausing (24 May 1920 - 8 August 1944) was a resistance fighter in Nazi Germany, and one of the July 20 Plotters. On 11 July 1944, on the first attempt on Hitler's life, Klausing went along with Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg as his adjutant to the Obersalzberg (i.e. the Berghof near Berchtesgaden) and made sure that a car and a plane were standing by, ready to whisk the plotters away to Berlin after the job had been done.

Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist was the last surviving member of the failed plot to kill Hitler. As a German Army lieutenant, he was asked by the leader of the 07.20.44 assassination attempt, to carry a briefcase packed w/ explosives to the meeting w/Hitler. Von Stauffenberg placed the bomb but Hitler survived the explosion. Von Kleist was arrested & questioned for several weeks by Gestapo before being unexpectedly released while the others were executed, including his father. He died on 03.03.13.

Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, Anti-Hitler Plotter, Dies at 90

Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist was the last surviving member of the failed plot to kill Hitler. As a German Army lieutenant, he was asked by the leader of the 07.20.44 assassination attempt, to carry a briefcase packed w/ explosives to the meeting w/Hitler. Von Stauffenberg placed the bomb but Hitler survived the explosion. Von Kleist was arrested & questioned for several weeks by Gestapo before being unexpectedly released while the others were executed, including his father. He died on 03.03.13.

Graf von der Schulenburg, German ambassador to Moscow. He informed the Soviet ambassador, Dekanosov, in Berlin about Hitler's plan to invade Russia. Stalin was told, but didn't believe it. He thought it was a British trick to induce the Soviets to attack Germany (Anthony Beevor, Stalingrad). Later he had connections to the German resistance group around Karl Goerdeler and was executed after July 20, 1944.

Graf von der Schulenburg, German ambassador to Moscow. He informed the Soviet ambassador, Dekanosov, in Berlin about Hitler's plan to invade Russia. Stalin was told, but didn't believe it. He thought it was a British trick to induce the Soviets to attack Germany (Anthony Beevor, Stalingrad). Later he had connections to the German resistance group around Karl Goerdeler and was executed after July 20, 1944.

Helmuth Stieff (6 June 1901 – 8 August 1944) was a German general and a member of the OKH (German Army Headquarters) during World War II. He took part in attempts by the German resistance to assassinate Adolf Hitler, on 7 July and on 20 July 1944.

Helmuth Stieff (6 June 1901 – 8 August 1944) was a German general and a member of the OKH (German Army Headquarters) during World War II. He took part in attempts by the German resistance to assassinate Adolf Hitler, on 7 July and on 20 July 1944.

Anglo-Saxon (600-1154): Simple veils, Head-tires, Combs and Pin-During this time the head was always covered with no hair showing, although it was usually braided elaborately underneath the veil. Head-tires: circlets of gold that could be worn by any Saxon of rank at this time. The circlets could be made of other material, and the veil could be worn under or over.

Anglo-Saxon (600-1154): Simple veils, Head-tires, Combs and Pin-During this time the head was always covered with no hair showing, although it was usually braided elaborately underneath the veil. Head-tires: circlets of gold that could be worn by any Saxon of rank at this time. The circlets could be made of other material, and the veil could be worn under or over.

In 1940,  von Haeften became the department's leader, but refused to join the Nazi Party. From 1933, he belonged to the Confessing Church. He had contacts with the Kreisau Circle, especially through Ulrich von Hassell and Adam von Trott zu Solz. He refused on religious and moral grounds to have anything to do with any attempt on Adolf Hitler's life, but supported the attempt to overthrow Hitler and stood ready to take power at the Foreign Ministry for the plotters

In 1940, von Haeften became the department's leader, but refused to join the Nazi Party. From 1933, he belonged to the Confessing Church. He had contacts with the Kreisau Circle, especially through Ulrich von Hassell and Adam von Trott zu Solz. He refused on religious and moral grounds to have anything to do with any attempt on Adolf Hitler's life, but supported the attempt to overthrow Hitler and stood ready to take power at the Foreign Ministry for the plotters

Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (31 July 1884 – 2 February 1945) was a monarchist conservative German politician, executive, economist, civil servant, and opponent of the Nazi regime. Had the 20 July plot of 1944 succeeded, Goerdeler would have served as the Chancellor of the new government.

Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (31 July 1884 – 2 February 1945) was a monarchist conservative German politician, executive, economist, civil servant, and opponent of the Nazi regime. Had the 20 July plot of 1944 succeeded, Goerdeler would have served as the Chancellor of the new government.

Karl Ernst Rahtgens (27 August 1908 – 30 August 1944). was a German officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and an active resistance fighter against the Nazi régime. His uncle was Field Marshal Günther von Kluge. Rahtgens, who held the rank of oberstleutnant, was arrested in Belgrade for his involvement in the 20 July plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He was sentenced to death on 30 August 1944 by the Volksgerichtshof and was hanged later the same day at Plötzensee Prison in Berlin.

Karl Ernst Rahtgens (27 August 1908 – 30 August 1944). was a German officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and an active resistance fighter against the Nazi régime. His uncle was Field Marshal Günther von Kluge. Rahtgens, who held the rank of oberstleutnant, was arrested in Belgrade for his involvement in the 20 July plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He was sentenced to death on 30 August 1944 by the Volksgerichtshof and was hanged later the same day at Plötzensee Prison in Berlin.

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