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Claus von Stauffenberg: The Nazi who tried to kill Hitler
AFP ^ | Sat Jul 17

Posted on 07/18/2004 4:36:24 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246

BERLIN, (AFP) - 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.

The 60th anniversary of Stauffenberg's failed assassination attempt of July 20, 1944, will be commemorated in Germany on Tuesday.

Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and President Horst Koehler will attend a ceremony at the Bendlerblock, the former Nazi war ministry in Berlin, where Stauffenberg and three fellow conspirators were executed by firing squad hours after the bomb went off.

Four years earlier, the young count was full of praise for Hitler after his armies chalked up military successes in Poland and France.

"Such changes in such a short space of time!" he wrote.

It was a description that fitted his own swing of opinion.

By 1942, he was complaining that "not a single officer in the Fuehrer's headquarters has killed that pig with their pistol."

It was the crushing defeat of the German army on the Russian front that same year that prompted Stauffenberg's radical shift of opinion.

By insisting on leading his troops into a battle they did not have a chance of winning, Hitler lost all credibility in the eyes of the brilliant young officer.

Stauffenberg was born on November 15, 1907 into an aristocratic family in southwest Germany.

When Hitler came to power in 1933, the young count had already joined the army. He admired the principle of a strong leader, a Fuehrer, for the shattered country, although he was quietly suspicious of the modest origins of many of the Nazi leaders.

Blue-eyed, with high cheekbones, Stauffenberg was an outstanding student at the military academy in Berlin and he rose rapidly through the ranks before taking part in the offensive on Poland.

He wrote to his wife, Nina, another aristocrat whom he had married in 1933, that Poland contained "many Jews, many people of mixed blood... who are only happy when they are dominated."

In May 1940, Stauffenberg was named to the army's chief of staff where he discovered that Hitler was planning to attack Russia.

He became increasingly vocal in his criticism of Hitler's tactics and in 1942 requested to be sent to the North African front where he was seriously injured, losing an eye, his left hand and two fingers on his right hand in fighting in Tunisia.

Back in Berlin in 1943, he was approached by General Friedrich Olbricht, head of the army's supply units and a central figure in the resistance against Nazism. Stauffenberg accepted immediately to take part in a coup against Hitler.

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.

On July 1, 1944, he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Army Reserve in Berlin, putting him in regular contact with Hitler.

He knew he must act. "There is only one solution: kill him," he said.

Having carried the bomb into Hitler's war headquarters in East Prussia, Stauffenberg flew immediately back to Berlin to organise the coup.

Instead, Hitler was only slightly injured in the blast and Stauffenberg was betrayed.

He was executed at the age of 36, crying "Long live holy Germany" as the shots rang out, according to several witnesses.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: germany; hitler; nazi; stauffenberg; ww2
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"Blue-eyed, with high cheekbones, Stauffenberg was an outstanding student at the military academy in Berlin..."

"Poland contained many Jews, many people of mixed blood... who are only happy when they are dominated."

A real German hero.

1 posted on 07/18/2004 4:36:29 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

But on the bright side he's spit roasting with the rest of those b***ards in hell.R.I.H.(I wonder if any of the coup plotters had a pure motive or were they all Jew-hating scumbags)


2 posted on 07/18/2004 4:46:33 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (God bless our Veterans!!! And God bless America!!!)
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To: Grzegorz 246
Has anyone else noticed that the majority of the nazis had brown/dark hair.
Even Hitler had dark hair, yet they wall preached Blonde hair Blue eyes.
Whats up with that??





Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Foto: GDW

3 posted on 07/18/2004 5:13:58 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (10 out of 10 Terrorists agree....No Bush)
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To: Grzegorz 246
A real German hero.

There was a German Admiral who was a real hero. I'm trying to think of his name. Hitler had him executed after the attempted assassination.

Very interesting person, he helped organize the resistance to hitler. Hitler sent him to spain to convince Franco to join the war, and to access how easy it would be to send German troop there if necessary. He spent his time there doing the exact opposite. He convinced Franco to stay out, and lied to Hitler about how hard it would be to send troops to Spain.

He was the head of the military intelligence for the germans. I watched a tv show, where the announcer expressed amazement that the Allieds were so completely able fool the germans. I remember thinking it's easy to fool them when the head of military intelligence passionately wants Hitler defeated.

4 posted on 07/18/2004 6:10:20 AM PDT by Sci Fi Guy
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To: Sci Fi Guy

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris (1887-1945)
Chief of the Abwehr (1935-1944)

http://www.joric.com/Conspiracy/Canaris.htm


5 posted on 07/18/2004 6:17:19 AM PDT by yianni (Mit der Dummheit, kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Like Rommel, he only turned on Hitler when Germany started losing the war.


6 posted on 07/18/2004 6:37:16 AM PDT by xJones
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To: Grzegorz 246; SirLurkedalot
I must defend my cousin Claus and my name. Give the guy a break for his early indoctrination. When he saw the crap come down he was one of the few that had the guts to stop it and he paid with his life.

You'll recall Ronald Reagan took Claus' nephew to the Bitberg cemetary (Jewish war heroes, iirc) and caught crap for it.

German FR posters report Claus is revered there, and not because he was a Jew hater, but because he helped end the shame Germany felt because of Hitler.

7 posted on 07/18/2004 6:42:38 AM PDT by chiller (mainstream media = "Old" media and Old media is lyin' & dyin' .)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

A hint: "Not that there's anything wrong with it!"


8 posted on 07/18/2004 6:45:03 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: sheik yerbouty
A hint: "Not that there's anything wrong with it!"



No, theres not, but I have blonde hair and blue eyes, Im Irish/Scot/Welsh.
I've been mistaken as a German before. I was just curious...

9 posted on 07/18/2004 6:50:56 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (10 out of 10 Terrorists agree....No Bush)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

It's a joke. Look at Nazi artwork and then figure it out.


10 posted on 07/18/2004 6:55:01 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: sheik yerbouty; ThreePuttinDude
IOW the Nazi propaganda artwork was full of blond/blue eyed men and women but 80% of Nazis (Germans) were brown hair and brown eyes.
11 posted on 07/18/2004 6:58:40 AM PDT by dennisw (Once is Happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. The third time is Enemy action. - Ian Fleming)
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To: chiller

Ashamed of Hitler as failed military strategist or genocidal maniac? Like he never read Mein Kampf? Like he did'nt know Jews were being stripped of their buinesses and fortunes? Kristallnacht? None of this was a secret.Maybe I should give Bin Ladin a break for his early indoctrination? The real heroes were gassed and turned into ashes.The real heroes took a stand in Warsaw.


12 posted on 07/18/2004 7:22:08 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (God bless our Veterans!!! And God bless America!!!)
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To: SirLurkedalot
A)Do you know anything about this?

B) or are you talking out of your butt?

answer is b

A)failed military strategist?

B)or talking out your butt?

answer is b

If you want to learn something, trouble yourself with some of the earlier posts re: Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, Chief of the Abwehr. Canaris himself was godfather to a small group of officers in Berlin and Paris known as the Kreisau Circle. One of the leaders of the Circle was a bright young Eastern Front veteran, Col. Klaus Schenck von Stauffenberg. He would be the officer who would deliver the suitcase containing the bomb to Hitler's headquarters in Rastenberg, East Prussia...

13 posted on 07/18/2004 7:37:18 AM PDT by chiller (mainstream media = "Old" media and Old media is lyin' & dyin' .)
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To: Sci Fi Guy; chiller
Yes, I also read a lot about Canaris.
It seems that they are desperately looking for some good Germans during WW2.
I think that Admiral Wilhelm Canaris is much better than a guy who decided to kill Hitler, when it was obviously that they will lost the war.
14 posted on 07/18/2004 7:46:48 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246 ("We in Poland don't know the term: peace at all costs.")
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To: chiller

The answer is C) Answer the question. Did Stauffenberg try to kill Hitler to sue for peace with the Allies or because of his opposition to mass murder? Hey, if I'm wrong I'll admit it BUT PROVE YOUR POINT FIRST.


15 posted on 07/18/2004 7:53:43 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (God bless our Veterans!!! And God bless America!!!)
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To: SirLurkedalot

Genocide was the stated reason Canaris, Stauffenberg and the rest of the group opposed Hitler. I have seen zero evidence, and know of no evidence that political gain was their motivation. Attached links here confirm, whereas you have provided nothing but your own uneducated theory.


16 posted on 07/18/2004 8:01:04 AM PDT by chiller (mainstream media = "Old" media and Old media is lyin' & dyin' .)
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To: SirLurkedalot; Grzegorz 246
Do your feelings about scumbags extend to the subjects of the book, "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military"?


17 posted on 07/18/2004 8:17:51 AM PDT by OESY
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To: OESY

What is this?


18 posted on 07/18/2004 8:42:40 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246 ("We in Poland don't know the term: peace at all costs.")
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To: Grzegorz 246
Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, one of many Catholics involved in the attempt to kill Hitler
19 posted on 07/18/2004 9:33:07 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: SirLurkedalot
I agree with Sir Lurk: "the real heroes took a stand in Warsaw," but not only Warsaw. The Poles really never stopped fighting. The "Polskie Panstwo Podziemne," the Polish Underground State, kept about 400,000 German troops tied down throughout the war, and at great cost. Proportionate to population, Poland lost more people than any other country in WWII.
20 posted on 07/18/2004 10:25:29 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: chiller

So I was mistaken.It's not the first time.I don't recall questioning your intelligence or educational level,though.FRegards.


21 posted on 07/18/2004 11:59:37 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (God bless our Veterans!!! And God bless America!!!)
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To: OESY

Of course.


22 posted on 07/19/2004 12:01:05 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (God bless our Veterans!!! And God bless America!!!)
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To: Grzegorz 246

bump for later


23 posted on 07/19/2004 12:18:14 AM PDT by Cacique
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To: Grzegorz 246

One wonders how an officer with a name like Stauffenberg had not been placed under a watch in the first place.


26 posted on 07/19/2004 3:39:24 PM PDT by fightu4it (conquest by immigration and subversion spells the end of US.)
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To: taotao

French Resistance?
Please.. in France you hear how they all were in the resistance when in reality they curled up face down butt skyward.


27 posted on 07/20/2004 5:31:01 AM PDT by Darksheare (Show compassion, club a baby troll today!)
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To: taotao

LOL!
You assume much and know absolutely dip.
YYou see, my ancestry is French and German, so listen to me when I say that France and Germany are terrorist appeasing sucktards.


29 posted on 07/20/2004 7:24:37 AM PDT by Darksheare (Show compassion, club a baby troll today!)
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To: taotao

The REAL French resistance didn't have nearly the numbers that are seen when one asks in modern day France.
You ask some of the Paris old timers and they all claim to have been in the resistance.
If the resistance had the strength in numbers seen in the people CLAIMING to have been in the resistance, Garmany would never have played drunken frat boy to France's lonely ugly schoolgirl.

Simple math there m'boy.


31 posted on 07/20/2004 7:31:05 AM PDT by Darksheare (Show compassion, club a baby troll today!)
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To: Darksheare; taotao
Watch out DS.....He is going to attend to a Master's Degree, which flatuates the entrance in the EU institutions at a high-level. Hey might not have gotten to the math section yet :)
32 posted on 07/20/2004 8:06:57 AM PDT by scott0347 (Sir Scott. Knight Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade)
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To: Darksheare; taotao
I was "Speaking" to Darksheare, not you and wanted to advise him about your Master's Degree, and excessive flatuation the entrance in the EU institutions
34 posted on 07/20/2004 8:18:24 AM PDT by scott0347 (Sir Scott. Knight Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade)
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To: taotao; scott0347

Liar, you did NOT say you already had it, here's what you said word for word:
Question

" Posted by taotao to scott0347
On General Interest (Chat) 07/20/2004 10:16:50 AM EDT #95 of 102


Yes, animal.

I'm going to attend a Master's Degree, which facilitates the entrance in the EU institutions at a high-level, so this seems very likely to occur. "

I'm GOING to attend a Master's Degree, not I graduated.


36 posted on 07/20/2004 8:24:36 AM PDT by Darksheare (Show compassion, club a baby troll today!)
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To: taotao

"you know what? I am not interested to know where your ancestry comes from."
And you know what?
We don't care about your snot nosed elitist Europeon opinion.

Isn't this a lovely world?


37 posted on 07/20/2004 8:25:39 AM PDT by Darksheare (Show compassion, club a baby troll today!)
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To: taotao

Oh we won't cry.
We'll laugh at you, poiint at you, and make crude jokes that you won't understand, but we won't cry over you.


38 posted on 07/20/2004 8:26:26 AM PDT by Darksheare (Show compassion, club a baby troll today!)
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To: taotao; Neets; Darksheare; timpad; The Scourge of Yazid; Conspiracy Guy; NYC GOP Chick
Common courtesy, I was referring to your degree of education and excessive Flattuance. Because you were part of the comment you were part of the to line
40 posted on 07/20/2004 8:30:15 AM PDT by scott0347 (Sir Scott. Knight Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade)
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To: taotao

Did you just sign up to be a annoying little peon?


42 posted on 07/20/2004 8:31:38 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: taotao; Darksheare; Admin Moderator

You must be a fricking genius then because you said elsewhere you're only 22. LIAR.


43 posted on 07/20/2004 8:33:15 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: taotao

Imagined Elitism is downright amusing. You appear to be a twit. No offense just an observation.


44 posted on 07/20/2004 8:36:18 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Sir Guy de la Conspiracie, kuh-nigget extraordinaire. RKBA & Insane Clown Posse since 7/04)
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To: taotao

Then GET A LIFE and don't be a rude a$$hole to everyone newbie. Who cares about your advanced degrees?


46 posted on 07/20/2004 8:42:29 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Yep, I detect Twit and what is that smell?


47 posted on 07/20/2004 8:42:49 AM PDT by scott0347 (Sir Scott. Knight Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade)
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To: scott0347

Steaming pile of troll jabroni


48 posted on 07/20/2004 8:45:36 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: taotao

*chuckle*
You really cannot be serious about that, can you?
Elite effete snobbery is what makes you seem so arrogant, condescending, and lacking in any moral ethical sense ythat would make it worthwhile to deal with the EU.
Just look at Chirac's autocratic pronouncements.
"We don't want Sharon here, he's not welcome. *Sniffle*"


49 posted on 07/20/2004 8:48:51 AM PDT by Darksheare (Show compassion, club a baby troll today!)
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To: taotao

You're still a liar.


50 posted on 07/20/2004 8:49:32 AM PDT by Darksheare (Show compassion, club a baby troll today!)
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