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Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler
Associated Press ^ | July 20, 2014 | Frank Jordans

Posted on 07/20/2014 10:23:47 AM PDT by Kaslin

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" - helped establish a principle under which German soldiers today are encouraged to defy orders if they would result in a crime or violate human dignity.

In a somber ceremony, President Joachim Gauck called the July 20, 1944, bombing of Hitler's Wolf's Lair headquarters in Eastern Prussia a "significant day in German history" for showing the world that there were Germans who opposed the Nazi regime.

"It was from this legacy that the newly founded Federal Republic, once it belatedly recognized the significance of the military resistance, was able to draw legitimacy," Gauck said.

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1 posted on 07/20/2014 10:23:47 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

GOD Bless them ALL on this,the 70th Anniversary of”Valkyrie”!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 07/20/2014 10:32:24 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Kaslin
for showing the world that there were Germans who opposed the Nazi regime.

Without a doubt some Germans opposed the Nazis. Only problem was that there were heck of a lot more of 'em who thought Hitler was great.
3 posted on 07/20/2014 10:35:14 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: Kaslin

Were they upset with Hitler because he was a homicidal maniac, or were they just upset because they thought he was causing Germany to lose the war?


4 posted on 07/20/2014 10:41:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: irishjuggler

Yeah just like there were very few Iraqis who opposed Saddam Hussein and his evil regime. Since it is so easy to oppose dictators. /sarcasm>


5 posted on 07/20/2014 10:43:11 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Since Hitler coming to power in 1933, there were at least sixty (60) attempts on his life. The overwhelming majority of them were planned and carried out by members of the German Military High Command who believed that Germany would lose the war, that Hitler was insane and genocide was inhuman. The main problem was not killing Hitler...but, having a ruling infastructure in place to immediately take over the country!!! Most nutcase and tyrants and dictators, like Nero, Caligulam Hitler were murdered by military folks, that were close to them everyday, such as protective guards, etc.

Sadly, the 1930 German Jews were like Obama......oh.......Hitler/Putin would never do that to us (Genocide)!!! Thank God, Bibi, the IDF, the IAF and the Israeli Jews do not think that way today!!!


6 posted on 07/20/2014 11:12:32 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: irishjuggler
Yeah. Just as now, Hitler took other people's stuff and gave it to those who "deserved it."

The folks loved it and gave Hitler more power to take more people's stuff!"

7 posted on 07/20/2014 11:14:57 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Kaslin

The past several years have demonstrated just how easily any large “previously-liberty-enjoying” populace can “accept” Naziism or IslamoNaziism or Communism or Community Organizing or whatever

we now see that this acceptance or acquiesence is not limited to Germany


8 posted on 07/20/2014 11:17:39 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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*** The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie “Valkyrie”***

Also this movie.

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043461/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Desert_Fox:_The_Story_of_Rommel


9 posted on 07/20/2014 11:24:47 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

A legit way to go postal.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 12:00:40 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I just watched Valkyrie on my Amazon Fire TV


11 posted on 07/20/2014 1:17:58 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Took guts, von stauffenberg had immense balls to do what he did. If reality is anywhere near what was shown in Valkyrie, von Stauffenberg had brass balls.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 2:47:45 PM PDT by lesko
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To: Kaslin

Took guts, von stauffenberg had immense balls to do what he did. If reality is anywhere near what was shown in Valkyrie, von Stauffenberg had brass balls.


13 posted on 07/20/2014 2:48:06 PM PDT by lesko
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I remember when I grew up in Germany during the mid 50s I used to listen to a German radio program after school that had with the German Resistance and von Stauffenberg. We also learned about it in History class when I was in 4th or 5th grade during 1954/55


14 posted on 07/20/2014 3:07:34 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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