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Re: Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

Post by tigre » Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:55 am

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Stauffenberg - pre-war period.

Providence - Abitur (high school diploma) and officer training.

Claus von Stauffenberg's next goal was to become a general staff officer. But before that, maneuvers were on the training program, in May 1930 in Munsterlager; In mid-September on the Main and on the Saale, with the crowning conclusion of a parade gallop in line in front of the Reich President, Field Marshal von Hindenburg.

Claus von Stauffenberg's cavalry regiment had made a name for itself, in which his company crossed the deep Saale without any aid and successfully fell in the rear of the infantry and the artillery standing far to the rear, the so-called "red side".

On November 15, 1930, Leutnant Count Claus von Stauffenberg became engaged to Nina Freiin von Lerchenfeld, daughter of a former royal Bavarian chamberlain and imperial consul-general associated with the regiment. Claus von Stauffenberg quoted his mother-in-law to Frederick the Great as saying that for an officer a woman was a necessary evil. Warriors should not marry, but at least the needs of family and offspring must be satisfied in peace.

Thirteen years after the First World War, the German Reich was still under the supervision of the victorious powers. Not only in the Reichswehr did this fact feel humiliating in view of the much larger armies of small neighboring states such as Poland and Czechoslovakia, which was allied with France against Germany and which alone had more than 600,000 men under arms, while Germany was not allowed to train any reservists at all.

In these years between 1930 and 1932, Claus von Stauffenberg and his regimental comrade von Pezold secretly trained SA men in nightly field service exercises, as they did everywhere in the Reichswehr. The collapse of the world economy in 1929 also had serious economic, social and political consequences in Germany. In 1932, unemployment exposed millions of people to impoverishment. Many had to live on sixty cents a day per person.

Leutnant Graf von Stauffenberg now believed more than his brothers that the National Socialists would make Germany strong again. The Weimar Republic offers no opportunities to do so. Article 22 of the NSDAP party program called for the formation of a large people's army, which naturally fascinated part of the officer corps.

Sources: http://www.mahnung-gegen-rechts.de/page ... gszeit.htm (Offline)
Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
http://www.vho.org/D/Staatsbriefe/Strauss9_7_8_2.html
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Re: Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

Post by tigre » Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:27 am

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Stauffenberg - The Hitler Years

The generation in Military movement

Even before 1933, Claus von Stauffenberg was regarded by his comrades as a supporter of the Hitler movement. Oberstleutnant Stieff, Major Oster, Hauptmann von Treskow, Oberstleutnant Mertz von Quirnheim and Stauffenberg's cousin Oberleunant d.R. von Hofacker, all of whom were later killed in the conspiracy against Hitler, advocated the "national movement". After Hitler's appointment as Reich Chancellor, "the inner connection between the Reichswehr and the national movement" was taken for granted.

In the Stauffenberg family, as in many other families, there were supporters and opponents of the new regime at the time. Nikolaus Graf Üxküll joined the NSDAP on May 1, 1933, hoping for unity and a resurgent Germany. His sister Alexandrine, Superior of the Red Cross, also joined the party at the same time. Franz Freiherr von Stauffenberg became a "party boss" in 1937. Stauffenberg's uncle Berthold, on the other hand, cursed Hitler.

When they tried to force him to hoist the swastika banner instead of his family flag at his Schloss Greifenstein, he took revenge in his own way, had a tall fir tree felled and placed in the pig run with a tiny swastika flag.

On September 26, 1933, Claus von Stauffenberg, who had meanwhile been promoted to Oberleutnant, married Freiin Nina von Lerchenfeld in Bamberg. Despite Stauffenberg's closeness to the Nazis, he nevertheless maintained an inner distance, albeit out of pure soldierly thinking.

He did not join in the jubilation when it was ordered that the imperial eagle with a swastika be worn on uniforms in the future. He described it as "making contempt for the old cockade" and "unworthy of elevating a party badge to the national emblem of the state."

His deep friendship with Stefan George also gave cause for protest: Der Stürmer, the anti-Semitic inflammatory newspaper by Gauleiter Julius Streicher, wrote: "George's poetry is similar to Jewish Dadaism and his real name is Heinrich Abele". Stauffenberg protested publicly: "Since it is so easy for errors and indisciplines on the part of inferior Nazis to become state law, or at least to be regarded as such, it is simply high time they turned them on to themselves."

On October 6, 1936, Claus von Stauffenberg began his studies at the War Academy in Berlin. He lived with his wife and his sons Berthold and Heimeran, who were born in 1934 and 1936, at Waltharistraße 20 in Berlin-Wannsee. His brother Berthold and his wife lived nearby in Wilmersdorf, his cousin Caesar von Hofacker in Steglitz and his uncle Count Üxküll in Zehlendorf. In his uncle's house, Stauffenberg often and passionately discussed military policy with Fritz-Dietlof Graf von der Schulenburg, who was still deputy chief of police in Berlin at the time.

In addition to general staff training, Stauffenberg thought a lot about global economic issues, read English newspapers and was actually more interested in politics than in military affairs. At the end of the first year of the Academy, Claus von Stauffenberg's class undertook a general staff trip to the East Prussian battlefields of 1914/1915, Tannenberg and Gummbinnen. Still influenced by the impressions of the trip, he wrote to his friend Franz Mehnert: "The most important and obligatory memorial, the graves of German soldiers scattered all over the country". The Marienburg of the German Order of Knights: "A late but real testimony of the empire".

In early November 1937, Berthold von Stauffenberg's son Alfred was born; on December 20th there was a christening in Lautlingen, where Claus von Stauffenberg acted as godfather and gave the after-dinner speech. He spoke of the family's loyalty to the state and sovereign; With the words of his grandfather: "It doesn't matter what you do, but that you do it decently and honor your name" he underpinned his baptismal speech.

All of the Stauffenbergs tried to live up to the tradition of their family, each of the brothers in his own way. It was a family in which one was or became something. Wealth and upbringing influenced how the Stauffenbergs thought and felt. Symptoms of the change in the present also did the rest until the fateful hour of July 20, 1944. In the meantime, Berthold von Stauffenberg was working on the prey law of August 28, 1939, which was in effect throughout the war. Since then his specialty has been the law of the sea.

Sources: http://www.mahnung-gegen-rechts.de/page ... stunde.htm (Offline)
Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
http://www.vho.org/D/Staatsbriefe/Strauss9_7_8_2.html
http://www.joric.com/Conspiracy/Hoff.htm (Offline)

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Re: Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

Post by tigre » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:53 am

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Stauffenberg - The Hitler Years

Since 5:45 a.m. we returned the fire.

When war broke out, he (Berthold von Stauffenberg) became Intendanturrat (civilian official in administrative services) of the Department of International Law of the 1st Department of Naval Warfare Headquarters in the Kriegsmarine High Command. Here he also met the lawyer Helmuth James Graf von Moltke, who opposed the National Socialists.

From September 1939, Moltke worked as a war administrator in Vice Admiral Bürkner's "Foreign Office Group" in the "Foreign Defense" office headed by Admiral Canaris in the Wehrmacht High Command. Like Berthold von Stauffenberg, he was a member of the "Martial Law Preliminary Committee". An employee of this committee later wrote that Berthold von Stauffenberg had prevented a great deal of injustice simply by his very existence and because he was able to convince the Supreme Naval Staff over and over again that war was relatively decent with the calm demeanor of the.

Before his father, Alfred Graf von Stauffenberg, died on December 20, 1936, he again held his children responsible and made them swear repeatedly by the splendor and greatness of the Stauffenberg family. In 1936, Berthold von Stauffenberg married Marie Classen, a marriage that was only possible after the death of his father.

Shortly after, Alexander Graf Stauffenberg also married Melitta Schiller on August 11, 1937 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. His father came from a respected Jewish family in Odessa. Melitta had moved to Germany before World War I and studied mathematics and physics. In 1927 she graduated in Munich with a diploma and pilot's exams. Until the end of the war, she dealt with aerodynamic problems and tested dive bombing devices at the German Research Institute for Aviation in Berlin-Adlershof.

Before and during the war, she made more than two thousand dives with the Ju-87 and Ju-88 dive bombers. As a fearless aviator and outstanding engineer, she was recognized as a Flugkapitän in 1936, she was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class (EK II) in 1943 and was nominated for the Iron Cross 1st Class (EK I). Alexander Graf von Stauffenberg and Melitta Schiller kept their relationship secret for a long time for reasons of "Aryan" laws.

Sources: http://www.mahnung-gegen-rechts.de/page ... rjahre.htm (Offline)
Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
http://www.vho.org/D/Staatsbriefe/Strauss9_7_8_2.html
http://www.joric.com/Conspiracy/Hoff.htm (Offline)

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Re: Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

Post by tigre » Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:48 am

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Stauffenberg - The Hitler Years.

Shortly after the marriage, Berthold Graf von Stauffenberg rose to the forefront of German lawyers. His twin brother, Professor Alexander Graf von Stauffenberg, had become one of the best-known and intrepid German historians since the Historikertag in 1937. Rittmeister Claus von Stauffenberg, on the other hand, had made a name for himself with military studies. . Due to the imminent threat of war in the Sudetenland Crisis, the usual assignments for War Academy graduates did not last as long as before. Therefore Rittmeister Graf von Stauffenberg was only deployed for ten days in Göppingen and one week with the air force in Giessen. Shortly after, on August 1, 1938, he was assigned to the General Staff as Second Staff Officer (I b) of the 1. Light Division in Wuppertal. A new armored division was organized here.

Stauffenberg's tasks included peacetime troop supply, mobilization, press, internal affairs, counterintelligence, construction, and equipping. Stauffenberg's office door was always open. Anyone could walk in without announcing or talking to him.

He was often seen sitting behind his desk with a smile on his face and smoking a Brazilian cigar, informal and anything but appropriate for the rank of an officer. In this prewar period, Claus von Stauffenberg often spoke of Hitler as a petty bourgeois whose subject he could not be. "One shouldn't interpret it as arrogance, but his family tradition just didn't allow it."

In reality, Claus von Stauffenberg thought of an independent leadership of the nation by the army, without Hitler and the National Socialists. He also casually but seriously said to acquaintances, "The fool makes war." He spoke of the losses of the First World War and the danger to a people who suffered such losses twice in the same generation.

Mortal danger for Germany.

Then, on September 1, 1939, Stauffenberg went to war with his 1st Light Division: the Polish campaign had begun! Stauffenberg reported on September 10: "It gives the impression that we have won a great battle. At the moment the Poles are still trying to break through, which will probably result in some losses for us, but will no longer be of much help. ... It can be a new Tannenberg again." When Stauffenberg returned from the Polish campaign, he was just as surprised by the victory as the other young officers. From the beginning of November Stauffenberg, meanwhile Hauptmann im Generalstab, lived in anticipation of the march to the Western Front.

Nikolaus Graf von Üxküll, Stauffenberg's uncle, and von Schulenburg saw the continuation of the war as a deadly threat to Germany. Üxküll said at the time: "Hitler must be arrested and tried." Many Germans had similar thoughts at the time.

Sources: http://www.mahnung-gegen-rechts.de/page ... rjahre.htm (Offline)
Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
http://www.vho.org/D/Staatsbriefe/Strauss9_7_8_2.html
http://www.joric.com/Conspiracy/Hoff.htm (Offline)

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Re: Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

Post by tigre » Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:30 pm

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Stauffenberg - The Hitler Years.

The bomb is ticking - Georg Elser is serious

But only one person put his ideas into practice at the time: Georg Elser. He mistrusted Hitler from the start. After the Sudeten Crisis in 1938, Elser decided to kill Hitler. He wants to improve the conditions of the working class and prevent a war.

The thought of getting rid of the Nazi leadership did not let him rest at that time and as early as autumn 1938 he made the firm decision to prepare a bomb attack. Johann Georg Elser was born on January 4, 1903 in Hermaringen/Württemberg, the son of a farmer and timber merchant. Elser is a talented inventor and a perfectionist in his work. After the assassination, Elser was "proven" as a special prisoner so that, after winning the war, he could be sentenced in a major trial as a puppet for foreign secret services.

On April 6, 1945, the cynical command was given to the management of the concentration camp in Dachau that Elser should "die in one of the next bombing raids" so that he would not fall into enemy hands. On November 8, 1939, Elser installed the bomb in Munich's Bürgerbraukeller without being noticed. In the evening of November 9, Hitler comes and speaks to his enthusiastic followers. The Elser bomb is ticking behind his back.

But Hitler is in a hurry. He speaks shorter than usual, wants to go back to Berlin. Three months earlier, German troops marched into Poland, and now Hitler is planning an attack on France. 9:07 p.m.: Hitler leaves the Bürgerbraukeller with the entire leadership team. 13 minutes later the bomb exploded.

Punctual and precise as planned by Elser. But only at the wrong time. The ceiling of the room falls down. Where Hitler's lectern stood, a meter-high heap of rubble piled up. Elser missed his target by seven minutes.

Eight people, including a waitress, died and 63 people were injured, some seriously. Elser was arrested on the evening of the attack and taken as a "special prisoner" first to Sachsenhausen concentration camp and then to Dachau. He was probably shot in Dachau on April 9, 1945. The failed assassination attempt strengthened Hitler's belief that he was chosen by Providence.

Sources: http://www.mahnung-gegen-rechts.de/page ... rjahre.htm (Offline)
Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
http://www.vho.org/D/Staatsbriefe/Strauss9_7_8_2.html
http://www.joric.com/Conspiracy/Hoff.htm (Offline)

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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