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  • Man who plotted to kill Hitler dies at 90

    03/12/2013 10:34:16 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/12/13
    Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last surviving member of the main plot to kill Adolf Hitler has died. He was 90.
  • Valkyrie: The Real Col. von Stauffenberg

    01/19/2009 10:23:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 2,416+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | Monday, 05 January | Selwyn Duke
    On a sultry July day in 1944, a man walks into the "Wolf's Lair" carrying a briefcase. He is initiating a bold plot, one that aims to assassinate one of the world's most ruthless and powerful men, Adolf Hitler, and topple the whole of his Nazi government. Integral to this ambitious coup is what lies in his briefcase, a bomb.  It is set to detonate ... the wheels are in motion. It is only a matter of time now.  The man was Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, the driving force behind what became known as the July 20...
  • Cruise starts filming anti-Hitler drama amid German uproar

    07/19/2007 12:01:19 PM PDT · by null and void · 33 replies · 829+ views ^ | Jul 19 08:14 AM US/Eastern | Staff
    Filming started Thursday on a movie starring Tom Cruise as the real-life mastermind behind a plot to kill Adolf Hitler, amid German grumbling about the high-profile Scientologist playing a national hero. A spokeswoman for Babelsberg Studios outside Berlin told AFP that director Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects") had begun shooting "Valkyrie" on location in the region surrounding the German capital. German officials have baulked at the choice of Cruise to play Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, who was executed by firing squad in 1944 after the failed assassination attempt. They cite the actor's ties to the Church of Scientology,...
  • Germany bans Cruise film shoot from military sites (Scientology)

    06/26/2007 6:56:06 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 29 replies · 845+ views
    al-Reuters ^ | 25 June 2007 | Louis Charbonneau
    Germany has barred the makers of a movie about a plot to kill Adolf Hitler from filming at German military sites because its star Tom Cruise is a Scientologist, the Defense Ministry said on Monday. Cruise, also one of the film's producers, is a member of the Church of Scientology which the German government does not recognize as a church. Berlin says it masquerades as a religion to make money, a charge Scientology leaders reject.

    06/22/2007 3:26:53 PM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 35 replies · 2,197+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | June 22, 2007 | dgs
    Tom Cruise is planning to make a film about the 1944 bomb plot against Hitler, playing leading conspirator Claus von Stauffenberg. Stauffenberg's son is not impressed, and has told Cruise to "keep his hands off my father." There was much excitement in Berlin last weekend when Hollywood actor Tom Cruise came to the German capital to scout filming locations for the upcoming movie "Valkyrie," in which he will play Claus von Stauffenberg -- a leading figure in a failed 1944 assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. However he would have been unlikely to get a warm reception from Stauffenberg's son, should...
  • How Hitler cheated death in 1943 coup... thanks to the Allies

    04/22/2007 7:56:23 PM PDT · by aculeus · 45 replies · 2,496+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | April 22, 2007 | by MURDO MACLEOD
    DER Führer Adolf Hitler ist tot. These six words, announcing the death of the Nazi leader, should have brought the Second World War to an end in November 1943. The sentence was part of a press release drafted by disaffected German officers who hatched an audacious plot to kill Hitler and then use a secret army to seize control of key sites before suing for peace with the Allies. The full story - which surpasses any Hollywood war movie for drama, farce and ironic twists - has been uncovered by a German academic who closely examined detailed records left behind...
  • Hitler Plotter's Wife Dies (Mrs. Von Staffenberg).

    04/03/2006 6:14:50 AM PDT · by AmericanDave · 29 replies · 11,557+ views
    Fox News,com ^ | 3 April 2006 | Associated Press
    BERLIN — Nina von Stauffenberg, widow of the officer who tried to kill Adolf Hitler with a briefcase bomb, has died, an official said Monday. She was 92.
  • Claus von Stauffenberg: The Nazi who tried to kill Hitler

    07/18/2004 4:36:24 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 121 replies · 22,276+ views
    AFP ^ | Sat Jul 17
    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...