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Re: Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

Post by tigre » Sun Nov 06, 2022 4:15 am

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Claus von Stauffenberg spoke with his cousin, Oberstleutnant Cäsar von Hofacker, at General Stülpnagel's headquarters in Paris. However, Stülpnagel developed more energy here than the resistance generals at the center of the actual uprising. By nightfall he had arrested all the SS and security service people in Paris, 1,200 in number, including the dreaded SS General Karl Oberg, and put them under lock and key.

If the resistance fighters around Graf Stauffenberg in Berlin had acted with the same energy and systematic approach that afternoon, history could have taken a different course. Shortly after 4 p.m., the commander of Berlin, General von Hase, ordered the commander of the "Großdeutschland" guard battalion to prepare his troops to march. The aforementioned commander and recipient of the Knight's Cross, Major Otto Remmer, was to play his decisive role on this day - but in a different way than the resistance had intended for him. Remmer, who did not belong to the initiated circle of resistance fighters, implemented General von Hase's order as instructed in the Valkyrie plan and cordoned off the government district and the SS Reich Security Main Office.

Goebbels had just received a phone call from Hitler in the Ministry of Propaganda with instructions to announce over the radio as soon as possible that the attempt on Hitler had failed. Apparently Goebbels learned about the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler in East Prussian Rastenburg for the first time. He looked out the window. What he saw there was alarming: soldiers from the Guard Battalion were about to surround the Ministry. Goebbels, quick-witted, ordered the commanding officer to be sent to him immediately.

While the resistance group in the High Command of the Wehrmacht was making contact with generals throughout Europe and wasted no thought on Major Remmer in the government district, Goebbels took on the major who was supposed to be arresting him. He immediately reminded the young officer of his oath of allegiance to the Fuhrer, picked up his phone and asked to be put through to Hitler again. Goebbels quickly handed the receiver to Remmer.

"Does he recognize my voice?" asked Adolf Hitler, Major Remmer clicked his heels and Hitler ordered him to put down the uprising. At the same time, Hitler promoted the major to colonel. Remmer withdrew his battalion from the government district, occupied the headquarters of Berlin, arrested the commander von Hase, sent out reconnaissance troops and made his way to the OKW on Bendlerstrasse in order to be able to arrest the main conspirators. General Fromm, himself armed with a pistol, arrested Beck, Hoepner, Olbricht and Mertz von Quirnheim after a wild shootout and after Claus von Stauffenberg was shot. Beck grabbed his own gun and said calmly, "I'll draw my own conclusions."

He pulled the trigger, but the bullet just grazed his head. Bleeding slightly, he sank into a chair. "Help the old man," General Fromm ordered. Fromm now turned to the arrested officers: "And you, gentlemen, if you still have something to write down, you still have a moment."

Then Fromm announced that he had convened a court-martial "in the name of the Führer" that had just pronounced the death sentence on four officers: Oberst im Generalstab Mertz von Quirnheim, General der Infanterie Olbricht, "this Oberst whose name I don't know and thisOberstleutnant". . He pointed to Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg and Oberstleutnant Haeften. In the courtyard of the Wehrmacht High Command, in the dim light of the dimmed headlights of some Wehrmacht trucks, the four officers were mercilessly shot. Stauffenberg died with the cry: "Long live our holy Germany."

After the execution, Fromm ordered an officer to shoot the unconscious Beck. Soldiers from the guard battalion took the five officers who had been shot to death in a truck to the Matthäi church cemetery in Schöneberg, where they were hastily buried with their uniforms and badges of honour.

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 Nov 16, 2022 5:22 am

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The next day Heinrich Himmler had the SS disgracefully dig them up again, burn them and scatter the ashes over the fields. Midnight was now past. The only serious uprising attempted against Hitler in eleven and a half years of National Socialist rule was bloodily smothered after eleven and a half hours. SS special operations commander Otto Skovzeny, known for the liberation of Mussolini on the Gran Sasso, prohibited further executions in order to be able to learn more about the resistance group around Claus Graf von Stauffenberg through interrogations and torture. Shortly before 1 a.m. Adolf Hitler’s throaty voice resounded through the summer night over all German broadcasters:

"German national comrades!"

When I speak to you today, it is for two reasons in particular: first, so that you will hear my voice and know that I myself am unharmed and well, second, so that you can learn more about a crime that is unparalleled in German history.

A very small clique of ambitious, unscrupulous and at the same time criminal officers hatched a plot to get rid of me and to eradicate my leadership from the staff of the German Wehrmacht at the same time. The bomb planted by Oberst Graf Stauffenberg exploded two meters to my right. It seriously injured a number of my loyal collaborators, one died. I myself am completely unharmed except for very small abrasions, bruises or burns. I take it as a confirmation of the order of Providence.

The group represented by these usurpers is extremely small. He has nothing to do with the German Wehrmacht and above all with the German people. It is a very small gang of criminal elements that are now being ruthlessly exterminated. I therefore order at this moment: first, that no military authority, no commander of troops, no soldier is to obey any order of these usurpers, that on the contrary everyone is obliged to arrest the transmitter or the giver of such an order either immediately or in the event of resistance put down instantly...

This time the accounts will be settled in the way we are used to as National Socialists."

A wave of persecution swept over Germany. The People's Court sat continuously for six months. Almost 5000 people were executed. The execution of the leading resisters - they were tortured to death with a piano wire noose attached to meat hooks - was filmed on Hitler's orders.

Only Field Marshal Erwin Rommel did not have to go down this unworthy path. Although Hitler was fuming, he feared that the arrest of his popular field marshal would cause a scandal. The Fuhrer gave him the choice between poison or the People's Court.

By choosing poisoning, Rommel had the assurance that his family would be left unmolested - the German people mourned him. The pinnacle of cynicism: Hitler announced that Rommel had "succumbed to his war injuries" and ordered Rommel to be buried with all honors. Field Marshal von Rundstedt even let himself be carried away in his memorial speech for Rommel: "His heart belonged to the Führer."

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 Nov 23, 2022 4:42 am

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Shortly after July 20, 1944, Goebbels wrote in his diary: "It is not just the fact that the Führer is very old that is cause for concern. He gives an impression of direct frailty, especially in view of his grief. His "Nature is of extraordinary goodness. I have never seen him with such inner warmth. You have to love him directly. He is the greatest historical genius living in our time. We will win with him or heroically fall with him."

What was happening in Berthold Graf Stauffenberg while the brother was being pulled out of it and shot at is inconceivable. For him, twenty-one days of suffering began in the custody of the Gestapo. His trial records have been lost. On August 10, Berthold Graf von Stauffenberg was sentenced by the "People's Court" together with Fritz-Dietlof Graf von der Schulenburg and Korvettenkapitän Alfred Kranzfelder and cruelly hanged on Hitler's instructions. On August 30, Cäsar von Hofacker appeared before the "People's Court". When the notorious Roland Freisler tried to interrupt him with the typical harsh insult during his defense, Hofacker said: "You must be silent now, Mr. Freisler, today it is about my head. In a year it will be about yours." .

Alexander Graf von Stauffenberg was arrested in Athens and also taken to Berlin for questioning. Although it turned out that he was not involved, he was arrested like everyone else. Alexander von Stauffenberg was able to call his wife Melitta shortly before he was arrested. A few hours later she herself was arrested. For a short time she was in the Gestapo prison at Alexanderplatz in Berlin together with the widow of Claus von Stauffenberg. Melitta von Stauffenberg was released on September 2, 1944, and the Nazis classified her labor skill as "essential for warfare." Alexander von Stauffenberg, on the other hand, continued to be detained.

The inordinate terror of the Gestapo and the SS after the attack on Hitler was followed by the large-scale imprisonment of relatives of resistance fighters. In Buchenwald, a few kilometers from Weimar, the city known like no other in the world for its tradition of bourgeois humanism, in Ettersberg, the "special camp Fichtenhain" became the terminus of freedom for many families.

Isa Vermehren, who was also detained as part of the 'Gitter' campaign, still remembers her arrival in Buchenwald: After a few hundred steps, I ran into a wall, the door of which opened when we knocked and I found myself right in the middle from the bosom of the prisoners of the German clan. It took me a few days to find my way among these large families; The Stauffenbergs were represented by only ten namesakes, and still missing was the resistance fighter's wife, Countess Nina, who had been with us for a while in Ravensbrück, where she had charmed us all with the graceful dignity of the bearing of she.

She left Ravensbrück when she was taken to the Josephsstift in Potsdam to give birth, where she gave birth to a daughter, her fifth child, whom she named Constanze: the Goerderlers had eight, Frau von Hofacker together with her two eldest children, Baroness Hammerstein with her two youngest children, Mrs. Pastor Schröder with her three youngest children aged ten, seven and four. Next up was old Fritz Thyssen with his wife, and we were able to celebrate seeing Frau Halder and two prisoners we knew from Potsdam.

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 Nov 30, 2022 4:59 am

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In the spring of 1945, the SS detention center in Buchenwald for "special prisoners" of the Reich Security Main Office was also cleared. Among them were Dietrich Bonhoeffer, General Friedrich von Ratenau and Hauptmann Ludwig Gehre of the counter-intelligence, who, like Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, were murdered in the Flossenbürg concentration camp.

Almost until the end of the war, Melitta von Stauffenberg was able to look after her husband Alexander and other "prisoners of the family". She self-confidently used her wartime position to visit relatives and to distribute food. She flew dives with the Ju 88 during the day and night flights with the Arado 96, the Focker-Wulf 190 and the turbine fighter ME 262 on behalf of the Luftwaffe. She was also now working on a night landing device for the ME.

This enabled her obtaining time for her "private flights". She usually flew with the famous Fiesler "Storch", which could land almost anywhere. She flew to Buchenwald twice. Although she had the necessary permits through her work, she always had one foot before the court-martial. The Nazis would never knowingly allow such flights. After the birth of Claus von Stauffenberg's daughter Constanze, his widow Nina and her child stayed in the Sankt-Josephs-Krankenhaus in Potsdam until April 1945.

Melitta von Stauffenberg visited her by bicycle, the ribbon of the Iron Cross and the Pilot's Badge in gold with diamonds were provocatively emblazoned on her uniform jacket. The chief physician, who had previously worked for Göring as a flight surgeon, recognized Melitta von Stauffenberg and, because of his position and out of respect for her achievements, gave Nina von Stauffenberg and little Constanze every possible help.

How did the life of the von Stauffenberg family suddenly change? After the assassination, an apocalypse of persecution began under the unspeakable term "family liability", which hit all those involved in the resistance and their families with full force. The 85-year-old Stauffenberg uncle Berthold died in solitary confinement in Würzburg in 1944.

Stauffenberg's awareness that a nation's elite has an obligation to lead the way and set an example was always irrelevant to the Nazis. Germany was heading towards the dreamed-of collapse of all of National Socialism. For Claus von Stauffenberg, the act of July 20, 1944 was a service to the general public, a service to the last detail. Almost all the relatives of the Stauffenberg brothers were taken into clan custody, their children and those of their cousin Caesar von Hofacker were deported by the SS to Bad Sachsa in the Harz Mountains.

Here also were discovered by Melitta von Stauffenberg. Her "relief and reconnaissance flights" ended tragically in two ways: on April 8, 1945, the courageous pilot was shot down by an American fighter from behind with her unarmed machine, a Bücker 181, near Straßkirchen. She landed "properly" and died two hours later from severe bullets wounds. The last flight was for her husband Alexander von Stauffenberg.

Caroline von Stauffenberg from the von Üxküll-Gyllenband family, the mother of Claus, Berthold and Alexander, learned on July 21, 1944 in Lautlingen that her son Claus von Stauffenberg, leader of the resistance, had been shot during the night. And only in December did she learn of the death of her second son Berthold and her brother Nikolaus.

Although she had no information about the assassination movement, in December 1944 she explained to one of the few visitors to Lautlingen Castle on the southern foot of the Swabian Jura "I knew about my son's act and I approve of it". In 1948 her only surviving son, Alexander Graf Stauffenberg, was appointed to the Chair of Ancient History at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and completed his major work on Greek Sicily, "Trinakria".

In the 1950s he was one of the first to get involved in the fight against the growing threat to the world from nuclear power. After a short illness he died in 1963.

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)

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.

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