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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.

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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.

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Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
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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.

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Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
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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.

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Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
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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.

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Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
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Stauffenberg - The Hitler Years.

Prodigy in the General Staff

On May 24, Stauffenberg wrote to Lautlingen that he had had coffee with Rippentropp. The chancellor had "made an acceptable impression, but he was definitely not a big lion." Rippentropp took this opportunity to visit the SS-Standarte "Deutschland" in which his son Rudolf served.

To his own regret, Claus von Stauffenberg was transferred to the Organization Department of the General Staff of the Army in the middle of the French campaign. However, the transfer was a recognition of Stauffenberg's achievements. During the campaign, his division played a decisive role in the success of operations in the West. Claus von Stauffenberg now considered the war essentially won. "Hitler made a mistake in the Dunkirk siege, he will not repeat it," Stauffenberg said confidently.

At that time, there was little criticism of Claus von Stauffenberg, considered the child prodigy of the General Staff. His habit of interrupting his evening work and reciting a George poem contributed to his reputation as an extraordinary and intellectual man, but some found his engagement with Stefan George's poetry precious.

On July 31, 1940, Hitler ordered preparations to be made for the attack on Russia. Berthold Graf Stauffenberg wrote to his wife: "No one believes in the campaign against England anymore. The war will probably now run in a different direction."

However, Hauptmann Claus von Stauffenberg of the General Staff exuded confidence. In mid-November he spent a few days in Bamberg, where his wife gave birth to a daughter on her 33rd birthday. On January 1, 1941, Stauffenberg was promoted to Major in the General Staff (im Generalstab).

From mid-February 1941, German troops under Generalleutnant Rommel fought British troops in Libya. On April 6 the campaign against Greece and at the same time against Yugoslavia began, on May 20 the airborne operation over Crete. Stauffenberg's cousin, Count Alfred, was part of the parachute assault regiment that parachuted into Crete. On June 22, 1941, the attack on Russia began.

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Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
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Stauffenberg - The Hitler Years.

The Reich in triumphal frenzy

Helmut James Graf Moltke, now War Administrator in the Foreign/Defense Office at the Wehrmacht High Command, met with a cousin of Stauffenberg's from Wilflingen, Hans Christoph Freiherr von Stauffenberg, in early September: a meeting initiated by Stauffenberg's relative. Directed by Karl Ludwig Freiherr von Guttenberg, Moltke was secretly looking for comrades-in-arms to prepare for the fall of the National Socialist dictatorship.

He told von Guttenberg: "You have a cousin at Führer Headquarters. Couldn't you do anything with him?" When asked about it, Claus von Stauffenberg declared: "First we have to win the war." Even in the stream of victories, he expected to "behave within the law."

Then, on November 9, 1941, the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Field Marshal von Brauchitsch, suffered a severe heart attack. Hitler immediately took advantage of this fact, dismissing his Supreme Army Commander and at the same time assuming direct command of it. The Bohemian corporal from World War I was now the highest-ranking soldier in the German Army.

Claus von Stauffenberg wrote to his mother-in-law that the resignation of the commander-in-chief of the army was not so serious, because the Führer had long reserved the decision on almost all questions of the war for himself, that was "in the nature of such an outstanding and strong-willed personality. This statement was the last positive image that Claus von Stauffenberg was able to paint of Hitler.

In April 1942 his opinion of him changed drastically. He was outraged by the inhumane treatment of the civilian population in Russia, the mass murder of so-called racially inferior people, especially Jews, and the deaths of millions of Red Army soldiers who were prisoners of war.

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Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
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Cracks in Hitler's Reich

He picked up more and more information about a camp in Auschwitz where Jews were burned in ovens and killed in gas chambers. Front-line officers assured him how SS members rounded up Jews in a Ukrainian village, took them out to a field, had their own mass graves dug, and then shot them. Characterized by this horrible information, Claus von Stauffenberg often spoke in private circles about the need to overthrow Hitler.

He referred to his honor as an officer and to the greatest and most important philosopher of the High Middle Ages, Thomas Aquinas, who had declared tyrannicide to be permissible and meritorious under certain conditions. Stauffenberg continued to work so hard to get rid of Hitler that his presence on the General Staff became unsettling and dangerous to his comrades and associates at the time. Stauffenberg soon said himself that it was about time he got out of here.

He wrote to his wife that "he would have to retire to the front for a while". Generaloberst Zeitzler then ordered Stauffenberg's deployment to the front in the fall of 1942. Stauffenberg came to Africa, where he immediately told his divisional commander, Generalmajor von Broich, that the ground in Germany had "slowly become a little too hot" for him. Now he was moving again, literally on hot ground in hotly contested Africa, where he was severely wounded during a frontline action.

At the Chabita-Khetati Pass, Stauffenberg was caught in an inferno of burning vehicles and fighter-bomber fire, and this was almost his last hour. The burning vehicles, which were repeatedly targeted by the fighter-bombers, were easy prey for the pilots. The dead and wounded could no longer be recovered and ammunition exploded. Standing in his Horch Kübelwagen, Stauffenberg drove back and forth between the attacked units and gave instructions to lead them out of the low-flying trap.

Then Stauffenberg's vehicle was shot at and Stauffenberg was seriously injured. He was immediately transported to Feldlazarett 200 near Sfax. The right hand was amputated above the wrist, the little and ring fingers of the left hand and the left eye also had to be amputated. Stauffenberg was later transferred to the Kriegslazarett 950 in Tunis-Carthage. Via Livorno, Stauffenberg was taken to the Reserve-Lazarett München I in the hospital train. A stream of relatives, friends and comrades passed through the Munich hospital room.

During the long weeks in the hospital, von Stauffenberg was repeatedly heard to say: "We have to save Germany" and "As general staff officers, we all share responsibility." So far his goal of carrying out the overthrow under the leadership of the army has ended in disappointment. In the years 1939 to 1942, Claus von Stauffenberg was not enthusiastic about the existing predominantly civilian conspiracy. What he knew about it was also only superficial and did not inspire much confidence in him.

Many of the resisters were in prison, while others were under constant surveillance by the Secret State Police (Gestapo). Most of those involved were non-soldiers, politicians and civilians who did not belong to Stauffenberg's circle of friends. Before Claus von Stauffenberg joined the active resistance, many of those involved tried in vain to advance a plan for a coup, despite two assassination attempts.

Fritz-Dietlof Graf von der Schulenburg, whose calls for the direct overthrow of Hitler Stauffenberg had previously avoided, was now, in 1943, in the middle of the attempted coup. After the Stalingrad disaster and the resistance of the Scholl siblings and their execution in Munich, rumors of a coup circulated again in 1943, which made those in power nervous. During an interrogation, an arrested officer who had made rebellious speeches told the Gestapo that Graf von Schulenburg was looking for "reliable" officers for coup efforts.

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Claus und Nina von Stauffenberg. Gunter Pirntke
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Germany is headed towards catastrophe.

At 2:30 a.m. on April 2, Schulenburg was also arrested. Von der Schulenburg referred to his former party affiliation and his position, denied everything, and was released from prison that morning. Three days later, the group around Generalmajor Oster, Dohnanyi, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Joseph in the OKW Foreign/Defense Office (Abwehr) was broken up by the arrest of Dohnanyi, Bonhoeffer and Müller. The Gestapo had uncovered monetary crimes related to the group's efforts to allow Jewish families to flee to Switzerland.

In 1943 the carousel of the conspiracy was spinning at full speed. Schulenburg urged that initiatives be finally taken. It turned out, however, that there was not even agreement on the where and how of the assassination in the "central leadership of the resistance". Meanwhile, the last major German offensive in the east (Operation Zitadelle) failed at the Kursk Panzer Offensive.

On July 10, nine Allied divisions landed in Sicily; therefore, the German southern flank was in danger. On July 13, Hitler ordered the Battle of Kursk to be abandoned. The forces of the eastern front will withdraw to the west, as was the case during World War I, when the Imperial General Staff had also tried in vain to prevent imminent defeat by moving troops.

The Oberst in the General Staff Hennig von Treskow, First General Staff Officer in the High Command of Army Group Center, had been trying for a long time to persuade his Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal von Kluge, and Field Marshal von Manstein, to support the new coup plans, because time was becoming increasingly scarce and the imminent defeat of Germany in World War II was imminent.

It was a tough fight. The former mayor of Leipzig, Goerdeler, also tried to promote the overthrow through Generaloberst Guderian and Field Marshal von Manstein. But it failed. Guderian received a 947-hectare estate worth 1,230,011 Reichsmarks as a gift from Hitler. One could not expect anything from Field Marshal von Rundstedt, Commander-in-Chief in the West. He had also accepted money from Hitler. However, he let the conspirators know that they could do whatever they wanted, as long as they didn't play as the old Hindenburg.

Treskow went back to the front. In Berlin Margarethe von Oven, who worked as a secretary in the command of Army Group Center, became his messenger for the Berlin conspirators. When von Treskow told Field Marshal Kluge: "Hitler must go," Kluge replied that he could not bring himself to do so. The Field Marshal had also received 250,000 Reichsmarks from Hitler. Treskow now revealed how disreputable the gift of money would be if he didn't do anything about the ruin of Germany, and Kluge said impulsively: "Children, you've got me!"

At the end of July 1943 the coup d'etat seemed imminent. Treskow came to Berlin and reported that Kluge was now also "determined" - convinced by the failure of the Kursk offensive, the catastrophic lack of replacements and also by the accusation that he had taken money from Hitler for his sixtieth birthday.

Kluge would order the commander of the reserve army to fill key positions in the government. On the same day the order was issued: - "to be transported immediately by special couriers!" - To the deputy general commands and Wehrmacht commands for the rapid deployment of combat alarm units throughout the home area and in the occupied areas in the event of "internal unrest": Keyword "Valkyrie".

The processing for the needs of the overthrow in Berlin Military District III according to Stauffenberg's instructions began immediately. Treskow now said to his wife: "I'm glad that there is finally someone at home who takes things into their own hands and doesn't let everything seep away into a thousand channels, as has happened before."

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Stauffenberg - The Hitler Years.

In early August 1943, von Treskow told Goerdeler: "In 1944 the Russians will definitely be on the border with East Prussia." Goerdeler then asked his friend, the Swedish banker Jakob Wallenberg, to sound out Churchill's willingness to join forces with post-Hitler Germany against Bolshevism. "Assuming that the assassination were carried out quickly, Wallenberg should propose to the Anglo-Americans that they not seriously bomb Berlin and Stuttgart (for Robert Bosch, who was Goerdeler's mentor) and Leipzig - for Goedeler they were the centers of the subversive movement - until October 15, 1943".

But the planned assassination was delayed. Stauffenberg met Count Schwein von Schwanenfeld, Eduard Brückelmeier, Eugen Gerstenmaier, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, Jens Peter Jensen, Ulrich von Hassel, Johannes Popitz, Herman Maass, Julius Ueber, Wilhelm Leuschner, Jakob Kaiser, and Max Habermann while planning the assassination. New plans for a coup under conditions of conspiracy were discussed, formulated and written, discarded and revised again.

In the "Appeal to the German People" written at the time, it now said: Hitler had not been called by the German people, but had risen to the top of the government "through intrigues of the worst kind", and at the head of the regime has brought enormous waste, debt and scarcity to Germany and, in order to remain in power, has established a reign of terror, defied divine mandates, destroyed justice and destroyed the happiness of millions.

The honor and dignity, the freedom and life of others considered null and void, the good name of Germany stained by cruel mass murders, the people plunged into disgrace, the brave soldiers brought to their ruin with their presumed genius general; Hitler betrayed the German people and their soul by totally perverting the law, by flouting the noble demands that the public interest should prevail over self-interest, and by shameless corruption. Hitler broke the oaths he had taken ten years earlier countless times by violating human and divine rights.

“We would not be worthy of our parents, we would be despised by our children if we did not have the courage to do everything, absolutely everything, to take away from us the terrible danger and regain our respect for ourselves. The principle of Acting for reasons of conscience and to save honor was thus placed before all considerations of purpose”.

The provisional goals of the new government apply until the German people can decide on them. The objective of the new government is "the true community of the people based on respect, help and social justice", justice and freedom, that is, the restoration of the fundamental rights of the person guaranteed in the constitution, cleanliness in the government and administration and the restoration of the honor of the Germans in the community of peoples.

The guilty ones who desecrated the good reputation of the German people and brought so much misfortune to the Germans and other peoples will be punished. The new government wanted to "end the hopelessness that this war would have to go on indefinitely"; fight for a just peace with peaceful cooperation between peoples. Everyone must do their duty to save the motherland.”

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).
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.

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Stauffenberg - The Hitler Years.

We want a different Germany

At the same time, an "Appeal to the Wehrmacht" was drawn up by Beck, Treskow and Stauffenberg. Colonel-General Beck was to declare therein, as Regent and Supreme Commander of the Wehrmacht, that the belief of the soldiers in a just war to make amends for the injustice done to Germany after the First World War and to secure freedom had been unscrupulously misused by the previous government, misused for immoderate goals, Conquests and exploitation of the subjugated countries and peoples.

The previous leadership, it was said here, had never been able to achieve peace with the other peoples, instead sowing hatred everywhere. Hitler had presumed to be a general, although he had never "learned the various steps of hard military service" to command an army of millions; "Through stubbornness, incompetence and excessiveness" he caused the Wehrmacht the heaviest avoidable casualties, the destruction of the 6th Army in Stalingrad, the collapse of the operations in North Africa and the futile casualties in Sicily. "Hundreds of thousands of good soldiers paid for the presumption and vanity of one individual with life, health or loss of freedom.

Many higher leaders resigned, some died, others were eliminated because they had warned or did not want to take responsibility for the "unscrupulous, incompetent leadership". Things shouldn't go on like this if you didn't want to be condemned by the youth, your own children, because you didn't have the courage to save your fatherland. Finally: "We have to act because - and this weighs most heavily in your back - crimes were committed that stain the shield of honor of the German people and damage their good reputation in the world."

In the end, the appeal promised that the supreme commander would only demand victims who were necessary for defence, that with the help of knowledgeable men he would strive for a lasting compromise with all peoples, and that he would reintroduce justice and decency behind the front. A shortened version of the same thoughts, headlined "German Soldiers!" was written for the designated Commander-in-Chief of the Wehrmacht, Field Marshal von Witzleben.

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).
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.

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