Only after the war began going badly for Germany. .
Yeah, but he did lose his life for it. I’d hate to trivialize treason because it “only” was done to save your country from ruin, instead of being against tyranny from the beginning and getting chucked in a camp before all but uniquely prescient people knew the stakes. Von Stauffenberg “only” joined after seeing the horrors of the Eastern Front, by the way, which wasn’t Rommel’s post.