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Claus von Stauffenberg / Photo / c. 1940
Stauffenberg, Claus Graf Schenk von,
Jettingen 15.11.1907 – Berlin 20.7.1944
(executed).
General Staff Officer, Resistance fighter (20.7.1944 assassination attempt...
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1944 Assassination Attempt on Hitler - 75th Anniversary of the 20 July plot
1944 Assassination Attempt on Hitler - 75th Anniversary of the 20 July plot.

On 20 July 1944, Claus von Stauffenberg and other conspirators attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler, inside his Wolf's Lair field headquarters near Rastenburg, East Prussia.

The plot was the culmination of efforts by several groups in the German resistance to overthrow the Nazi German government. The failure of the assassination attempt and the intended military coup d'état that was to follow led the Gestapo to arrest more than 7,000 people, of whom they executed 4,980.