Claus von Stauffenberg
Claus Philipp Maria Justinian Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Claus Philipp Maria Schenk
15 November 1907
|Died||21 July 1944 (aged 36)|
|Cause of death||Execution by Firing Squad|
|Known for||20 July plot coordinator|
|Spouse(s)||Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg|
|Parent(s)||Alfred Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg|
Caroline Schenk Gräfin
(von Stauffenberg family)
|Relatives||Gm Berthold Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (son), Franz-Ludwig Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (son)|
Stauffenberg was a leader of the failed 20 July plot of 1944 that aimed to kill the German dictator, Adolf Hitler, and to remove the Nazi Party from power in Germany. With Henning von Tresckow and Hans Oster, Stauffenberg was one of the central figures of the German resistance within the Wehrmacht.
For his involvement in the plot to kill Hitler, Stauffenberg was executed, as were many other German resistance members.
References[change | change source]
- Gerd Wunder: Die Schenken von Stauffenberg. Müller & Gräff, 1972, p. 480