Skip to comments.Hitler Plotter's Wife Dies (Mrs. Von Staffenberg).
Posted on 04/03/2006 6:14:50 AM PDT by AmericanDave
BERLIN Nina von Stauffenberg, widow of the aristocratic...army officer who tried to kill Adolf Hitler with a briefcase bomb, has died, an official said Monday. She was 92.
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I thought it said "Harry Potter's wife dies".
I had read that the Nazis killed 10,000 people in all manner of brutal methods in retribution, wiping out entire families, so I was surprised to hear that van Staffenburg's widow had survived for more than a few days, much less 62 years!
Ditto. Note to self, don't try to read monitor without glasses.
The Catholic Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg sought and received permission from his Bishop to assassinate Hitler.
Her husband was a brave man. She lived many years without him.
Interestingly among other assassination plotters executed was Erwin Planck, son the great scientist Max Planck.
--ditto--I was under the impression all the family were killed, also--
Stauffenberg had married Nina Baroness (Freiherrin) von Lerchenfeld on 1933-11-26 in Bamberg. They had five children: Berthold, Heimeran, Franz-Ludwig, Valerie and Konstanze. She was interned in a concentration camp after her husband's execution. She died aged 93 on 2006-04-02 near Bamberg. The eldest son, Berthold, became a general in West Germany's new army, the Bundeswehr.
His widow Nina described her late husband thus:
"He let things come to him, and then he made up his mind ... one of his characteristics was that he really enjoyed playing the devil's advocate. Conservatives were convinced that he was a ferocious Nazi, and ferocious Nazis were convinced he was an unreconstructed conservative. He was neither."
Quoted in The Third Reich: A New History by Michael Burleigh (ISBN 0333644875).
..Planck's first three children died in their 20's.....one during WWI and the two daughters both died during childbirth...(one can only wonder if both could have survived with today's modern technology)...
..his wife died of possible tuberculosis...(definitely a curable diesease nowadays)...
.Yet he remained stoic through this...
..he must have instilled values in his children....one fighting a war...and the older son killed for trying to assassinate Hitler.
Please correct title: Stauffenberg
Good thing he didn't ask Detroit auxiliary bishop Gumbleton. He would have been advised to be more "understanding."
Sorry, I don't know how to correct a post, would be glad to do so.
Most cities in (Western) Germany today have a "Von Staffenberg Platz", or "Strasse". A lot of these are in the less well-traveled and out of the way parts of town, however.
Too bad FDR didn't pre-emptively get rid of Hitler when Hitler began to ignore the rules the world community had put in place to "contain" Germany.
Millions of lives would have been saved, perhaps even Von Staffenberg's.
Why thank you, man!
Hitler should have been killed when he violated the Treaty of Versailles, just like Saddam should have been killed the first time he violated the peace agreement he signed after the first Gulf War.
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