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)|
von Stauffenberg was a leader of the failed 20 July plot of 1944. This aimed to kill the German dictator Adolf Hitler, and remove the Nazi Party from power in Nazi Germany. With Henning von Tresckow and Hans Oster, he was one of the central figures of the German Resistance movement within the Wehrmacht.
For his involvement in the plot to kill Adolf Hitler, von Stauffenberg was executed, as were many other Nazi German resistance members.
References[change | change source]
- Gerd Wunder: Die Schenken von Stauffenberg. Müller & Gräff, 1972, p. 480